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27th June 1945

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Events On This Day

Far East Air Force (FEAF). During 26-27 June 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers over Soerabaja Strait area bomb Tandjoeng-perak airfield. For the fifteenth consecutive day, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Balikpapan destroying oil facilities and shore defences. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit warehouses, other buildings, and general waterfront area. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Mandai and Limboeng airfields. Fighter-bombers hit Kiangan area, troop concentration North West of Bolog, Pagong area, and Bontoc-Sabangan area, provide ground support near Montalban, and hit targets in Infanta sector.

Twentieth Air Force. During 27-28 June 1945, 29 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine harbours of Hagi, Kobe, and Niigata.

Seventh Air Force. In early morning raid from Guam, 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb underground storage area and fortifications on Marcus. At midday 18 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield on Moen. 20 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Ie Shima hit shipping and village at Kikai Island. Antiaircraft from vessels downs 2 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. 1 vessel is left aflame. 12 other P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit shipping off Kakeroma Island, while 20 more attack vessels and targets throughout Sakishima Archipelago. During 27-28 June 1945, 5 P-61 Black Widow, night fighters fly intruder attacks, hitting vessels off Amami Gunto and Wan airfield.

VII Fighter Command. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter strikes, from Iwo Jima, against Kasumigaura, Imba, and Tsukuba are aborted because of weather.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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