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20th May 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 55 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters pound truck concentrations, fuel dumps, gun positions, supply areas, troops, bridges, railroad, and river traffic, and various targets around Liping, Yangchi, Siangtan, Yoyang, Yungfengshih, Paoching, Taohwaping, Hengyang, Tungkow, and Changsha.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Despite bad weather United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Formosa bomb various command targets and alcohol plant at Meiji. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers pound Cagayan Valley targets. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Piso Point, and fighter-bombers support ground action in Bukidnon area. P-38 Lightning fighters hit Sandakan, Keningau, and Tarakan Island. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit shipping at Balikpapan harbour and nearby barracks area and sawmill.

Twentieth Air Force. During 20-21 May 1945, 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine Shimonoseki Strait, Maizuru harbour, and He-Saki anchorage.

Seventh Air Force. 16 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe airfields on Moen and Eten and seaplane base and barges of Dublon. 10 Guam based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit air operations building on Marcus. 9 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Ie Shima hit hangar and 2 boats at Fukue Shima. 32 others hit airfields, railroads, buildings, and radar facilities on Kyushu.

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