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22nd July 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 8 fighter-bombers blast truck convoys moving supplies through Siang Chiang Valley, bomb railroad yards at Siaokan, and knock out 2 bridges South of Sincheng and Lohochai. 50 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters continue campaign to disrupt enemy movement and withdrawal in Indochina and South and East China, pounding numerous rail, road, and river targets, supply dumps, and coastal shipping.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Okinawa hit Chiang Wan and 1 hits Tinghai airfield. 37 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb oil plant at Shanghai and destroyer in Whangpoo River. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Ie Shima join the medium bombers attack on Shanghai area, hitting destroyer, gunboat, and freighter in the Whangpoo River, and factories and railroad shops. 34 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers from Okinawa also hit Whangpoo shipping. 37 A-26 Invader light bombers hit airfields at Tachang. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on night shipping search and weather mission bomb airfields at. Tinghai on Chusan Island, Pusan, and Yonago. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters, hampered by bad weather, fly 30 ground support sorties in Gubano, Cervantes, and Mankayan areas.

Twentieth Air Force. During 22-23 July 1945, 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, staging through Iwo Jima, mine Shimonoseki Strait and Korea coast at Najin which is the longest B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber combat mission of the war and in Pusan-Masan area. 72 others bomb coal liquefaction company at Ube. 10 August 1944 and 14 August 1945 for longest single-stage missions.

VII Fighter Command. 100 Iwo Jima based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters hit airfields, rail installations, and other tactical targets at Itami, Hanshin, Sano, Tokushima, Takamatsu, and Minato.

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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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