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27th July 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, some with P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support, hit supply movement in Siang Chiang Valley, bomb railroad yards at Siaokan and Sinyang, and hit coastal shipping in Do Son area. 50 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters concentrate on attacking river shipping at numerous points of Indochina and South and East China also hitting road and rail traffic, coastal vessels, storage areas, and bridges.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). 60 Fifth and Seventh Air Force United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound marshalling yard at Kagoshima. 50 escorting P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack numerous nearby targets. 150 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters over Kyushu hit command and industrial targets, including tunnel South of Kurino, bridges at Okasa, Hitosuse-gawa, and Matsubase, and factories and power plant at Yatsushiro. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air Force hit airstrip North of Pontianak.

Twentieth Air Force. During 27-28 July 1945, 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait, at Fukuoka, Niigata, Maizuru, Senzaki, and in Fukawa Bay.

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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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