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15th May 1945

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Tenth Air Force. Tenth Air Force moves from Myitkyina to Piardoba.

Fourteenth Air Force. A single United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, supported by 2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, seriously damages 3 bridges near Singtai and Linmingkuan. 20 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, some with fighters escort, bomb bridges, barracks, troops, horses, road and railroad targets, and general targets around Sinyang, Yoyang, Changsha, Hsuchang, Chenghsien, Sichuan, Pinyang, Tsinkong, Luchou, Kweiping, Tanchuk, Laohokow, Siangyang, Nanying, Paoching, and Hengyang. 150 fighter-bombers over South and East China attack a variety of targets chiefly road, rail, and river traffic, troops, and bridges, at many scattered locations. Liping and Tungkow areas are again well covered.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Shinchiku. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Miri and Kudat airfields and support ground forces on Tarakan Island. P-38 Lightning fighters pound troop concentrations and gun positions on Mount Mandalagan.

Eleventh Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kashiwabara Kataoka area, claiming one ship destroyed, and a direct hit on another, and investigate radar activities. Low fog limits observation of other results. Antiaircraft fire damages 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 1 of which force lands in USSR.

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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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