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29th July 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit shipping off Luichow Peninsula near Cape Kami, barracks at Chingmen, and cannon strafe trucks at Kuanshuishih and oil storage at Yingtak. About 100 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-61 Black Widow, night fighters attack a variety of targets over a vast area from Haiphong to Peking, continuing the steady campaign against enemy movement and withdrawal.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Ie Shima and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and A-26 Invader light bombers from Okinawa pound targets in the Japanese Home Islands. 70 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound shipping at Kure. 41 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit factory and storage area North West of Aburatsu, shipping and engine works in Nagasaki and vicinity, and towns of Nobeoka and Oita. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Kagoshima, Kibana, bridge, barracks and other buildings at Miyazaki, warehouses, lighthouse, and navigation light at Tozaki-hana, and bomb Tokuno Island. A-26 Invader light bombers pound naval base and engine works at Nagasaki. Numerous P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit harbour at Kure, shipping and seaplane station at Ibusuki, railroad station, docks, and town area of Makurazaki, Chiran and Izumi airfields, and shipping at Kagoshima Bay. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit numerous targets on South coast of Korea and on South part of Kyushu, where shipping, railroads, and Omura and Sashiki factories are also attacked. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Sidate airfield and warehouses at Watampone. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Negros bomb resistance pocket South of Fabrica. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Japanese positions near San Mariano and West of Kiangan, troop concentrations in Marikina watershed, and ridge emplacements in Bantayan area. Several buildings are destroyed at Pasco Point.

Twentieth Air Force. During 29-30 July 1945, 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine Shimonoseki Strait and waters at Fukuoka, Karatsu, and Najin.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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