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4th August 1945

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. General Kepner takes command of Ninth Air Force.

Fourteenth Air Force. Bad weather hampers operations. However, 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage Sincheng railroad bridge, 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Pailochi airfield and hit trucks in the area, and 7 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers damage 12 locomotives between Taiyuan and Tsinan, destroy or damage several trucks near Shihkiachwang, and bomb bridge near Chihsien.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Kyushu hit industrial area near Takanabe, bombing warehouses, factories, railroad bridge, and marshalling yard. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters support ground forces on Luzon, hitting Japanese forces near Santa Ines, in Butitio area, and near Mount Obudan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers support ground action South of Fabrica. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Miti airfield. P-38 Lightning fighters on sweep over Singapore claim 2 Japanese planes downed.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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