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15th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast truck convoys moving through Siang Chiang Valley. 39 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack river craft, troops, coastal shipping, bridges, railroad yards, gun positions, trains, and other targets around Luichow Peninsula, Anyang, Yutze, Sinsiang, Fentingtukou, Paoching, Tanchuk, Kweiyi, Pac Muong, and Haiphong.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb arms plant at Canton. On Formosa P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers sweep West coast, blasting a warehouse and other buildings South of Takao and targets on Hoko Island. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support ground forces in North Cayagan Valley, in Kiangan sector, and in Cervantes area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb defensive positions in Infanta sector. 58 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit airfields at Tomitaka and Usa. 25 pound Kikai Island, Miranoura on Yaku Island, and airfield at Tamega Island.

Twentieth Air Force. During 15-16 July 1945, 26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine waters at Naoetsu, Niigata, Najin, Pusan, and Wonsan. 59 other B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb Nippon Oil Company at Kudamatsu.

VII Fighter Command. Iwo Jima based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters fly over 100 effective sorties against airfields and other tactical targets at Meiji, Kagamigahara, Kowa, Akenogahara, Nagoya, and Suzuko.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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