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3rd August 1945

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Events On This Day

Fifteenth Air Force. General Lee takes command of Fifteenth Air Force.

Fourteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound various railroad targets in East China. 50 fighter-bombers attack bridges, railroad yards, storage areas, enemy troops, river and rail traffic, and various other targets as the campaign to disrupt Japanese retreat from South and East China continues in spite of considerable bad weather.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers support ground forces on North Luzon, hitting buildings in Apunan area and Japanese positions at various locations including ridges South West of Kiangan and West of Banaue. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airstrips at Tanamon and Sidate and bomb seaplane base at Kangean Island.

VII Fighter Command. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighters from Iwo Jima fly nearly 100 effective sorties throughout Tokyo area, hitting airfields, rail installations, and trains.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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