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15th June 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 47 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out bridge West of Shihkiachwang, damage and attack others, and hit trucks, barracks, river craft, storage facilities, gun positions, railroad targets, and targets. Targets are in Pinghan River, Kukong, Lingling, Chenhsien, Kuotaichiao, Pakonghow, Kweilin, Anyang, Shihkiachwang, Loyang, Liuchow, and Paoching areas.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Taichu airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit town of Rokko and airfield at Okaseki. On Luzon numerous B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers pound various objectives, concentrating on Cagayan Valley, Cervantes area, and Antipolo-Ipo sector. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast gun positions at Ralikpapan and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit areas between Bruneind Kudat.

Twentieth Air Force. 44 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's fly incendiary mission against Osaka Amagasaki urban area, ending a month of concentrated fire raids against large Japanese cities. 30 other B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine Shimonoseki Strait and waters around Fukuoka, Karatsu, and Fushiki. VII Fighter Command escort for Osakar aid aborts due to bad weather.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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