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19th May 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast Kaifeng warehouse area, destroying at least 5 warehouses, while another hits nearby railroad tracks. Another B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombs town of Shanhsien. About 90 fighter-bombers attack river, road, and rail shipping, troops, supplies and general targets, continuing the disruption of troop movement and withdrawal in South and East China.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Kiirun harbour. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sweep West Formosa coast, hitting several targets including Toyohara, Nisui, and along the Ts'eng-Wen River, hitting railroad yard, storage facilities, and damaging alcohol plant on the Ts'eng Wen. Fighters sweep Giran, Tainan, and Heito areas. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers support ground forces throughout Luzon, concentrating in Ipo Dam area. P-38 Lightning fighters support ground action on Cebu. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Oelin Airfield and, along with P-38 Lightning fighters, attack targets on Tarakan Island.

Twentieth Air Force. 272 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb city of Hamamatsu.

Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers try to bomb Minami Cape radar installation and cannery on the Naka River. Only one gets near targets and bombs and strafes the area, while intense antiaircraft fire and enemy fighters drive off the rest and down 1 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers . Another is missing and a third reaches Petropavlovsk.

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