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27th May 1945

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Events On This Day

Fourteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb textile mill at Chenghsien, attack trains, railroad track and bridge in Lohochai area, and bomb railroad yards at Sinyang. 80 fighter-bombers attack town areas, trucks, railroad targets, bridges, and general targets at scattered South and East China locations.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound railroad yards and rolling stock at Muong Man and Phan Rang. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers attack targets at Koshun, Shinei, Tairin, Ensui, Kohyo, and Kobi and attack numerous targets at many other Formosan locations. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Cagayan Valley targets while other fighter-bombers support ground forces in Balete Pass, Baguio, and Ipo Dam sectors. Heavy bombers, medium bombers, and fighter-bombers attack Tawau, Kudat, Langkon, and Sandakan, and hit targets on Tarakan Island.

Twentieth Air Force. During 27-28 May 1945,9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait and in Moji area.

Seventh Air Force. 16 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters sweep Truk, strafing airfields, aircraft, and radio tower and facilities at Moen, buildings at Dublon seaplane base and on Udot Island, and small craft off Dublon and Fanamu.

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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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