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19th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Fourteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters blast railroad yards at Shihkiachwang. 7 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit bridges South of Yoyang and bomb truck convoys in Siang Chiang Valley, particularly around Siangtan area. 37 fighter-bombers disrupt enemy movement over wide areas of Indochina and South and East China, attacking numerous targets.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters hit suicide boat hideout at Sandakan while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Jesselton airfield. P-38 Lightning fighters support ground forces, hitting positions along Kibawe trail. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Itu Aba. 90 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound numerous targets on sweeps over Nagoya area and hit airfields, factories, power facilities, and gun positions at locations including Kagamigahara, Nishinomiya, and Osaka.

Twentieth Air Force. On 19-20 July 1945, 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's lay mines in Oyama, Niigata, Miyazu, Maizuru, Tsuruga, Nezugaseki, Obama Island, and Kobe Osaka areas and at Wonsan. 470 very heavy bombers (also operating during the night) drop incendiaries on Fukui, Hitachi, Chosi, and Okazaki while 83 others bomb oil facilities at Amagasaki.

VII Fighter Command. Iwo Jima based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters strike airfields, factories, railroads, power lines and other tactical targets at Kagamigahara, Nagoya, Meiji, Izumi, Nishinorniya, and Tambaichi.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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