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29th May 1945

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Events On This Day

Fourteenth Air Force. A single United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers damages railroad bridge over Huto River. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers knock out bridge South of Kuanshuishih. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Indochina attack locomotives near Vinh. About 30 fighter-bombers attack command and transportation targets around Yoyang, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Quang Tri, Vinh Yen, and Chenghsien.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Approximately 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kiirun and several other towns on Formosa. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Tainan alcohol plant and targets in Tokyo area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit a variety of targets in North while other fighter-bombers hit Central part of Luzon including Cagayan Valley, Baguio, Balete, and Ipo areas. Heavy bombers hit airfields at Oelin, Tabanio, and Fort Brook.

Twentieth Air Force. Ground echelon of 509th Comp Group begins to arrive on Tinian. 454 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, escorted by 101 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers from the VII Fighter Command for first time on a fire-bomb raid, bomb Yokohama with incendiaries and destroy the main business district a third of the city's area along the waterfront. Burned out area of Yokohama now amounts to almost 9 square miles. About 150 fighters attack the formations. 7 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's and 3 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers are lost. The P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers claim 26 fighters shot down while the very heavy bombers claim 6.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers weather abort a shipping sweep along the East coasts of Paramushiru and Shimushu.

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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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