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26th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Potsdam ultimatum is issued. Japan is told to surrender unconditionally or face utter destruction.

Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb railroad yards at Lohochai and hit storage area and animal transport in Pinking area. 100 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-61 Black Widow, night fighters pound enemy movement and withdrawal in Indochina and South and East China, hitting supplies, troops, river, road, and rail traffic, coastal shipping, railroad yards, bridges, town areas and other targets at numerous locations.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Tabanio, Trombol, Sengkawang, and Oelin airfields. Fighter-bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Luzon where Thirteenth Air Force now provides ground support aid ground forces in Mankayan area and near Tuguegarao. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers plaster Japanese positions on ground support strikes over Negros. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Itu Aba Island. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on shipping search attack convoy at Tsutsu Bay sinking 3 small cargo vessels, a freighter, and a few small craft. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper strikes attack several targets, including various targets in the Ryukyus, airfields at Tinghai and at Nakazu, and docks at Pusan.

Twentieth Air Force. During 26-27 July 1945, 350 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's drop incendiary bombs on Matsuyama, Tokuyama, and Omuta.

Eleventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers successfully hit Kataoka naval base with incendiaries, leaving smoke columns 5,000 ft high in their wake. No airborne opposition. Antiaircraft fire is moderate and inaccurate. Another B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies a radar ferret mission over the North Kurils.

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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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