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28th July 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack supply movement through Siang Chiang Valley, hit a freighter and 2 smaller vessels off Shuitang, and pound troops near Kian. About 90 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and P-61 Black Widow, night fighters disrupt Japanese movement throughout South and East China and in Indochina. The fighter-bombers concentrate on river transport.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). 137 Ie Shima based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters rocket and strafe airfields, oil stores, railroad yards, warehouses, industry, gun positions, and other targets on Kyushu at or near Kanoya, Metargetsubara, Tachiarai, Kurume, Saga, and Junicho. 21 more P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack shipping at Yatsushiro. A-26 Invader light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound airfields at Kanoya. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, sweepig over Inland Sea, destroy 2 small cargo vessels and a patrol boat. 70 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb shipping at Kure, claiming direct hits on a battleship and aircraft carrier. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters in support of ground forces hit enemy positions in Mankayan Kiangan area and in Marikina area. Other P-38 Lightning fighters hit troop concentrations on Jolo Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers support ground forces on Negros Island.

Twentieth Air Force. During 28-29 July 1945, 471 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's drop incendiary bombs on Tsu, Aomori, Ichinomiya, Ujiyamada, Ogaki, and Uwajima, while 76 others bomb oil refinery at Shimotsu.

VII Fighter Command. 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, based on INVO Jima, hit 9 objectives airfields and military targets in wide area around Tokyo and attack a destroyer escort along Chiba Peninsula, leaving it burning.

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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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