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4th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Army Air Force, China Theatre. A group of officers arrives at Chungking to organise Headquarters, Army Air Force China Theatre.

Fourteenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters over Indochina and South and East China attack docks and shipping at Haiphong, Red River shipping between Hanoi and Hung Yen, small craft between Mon Cay and Pakhoi, between Elongay and Pai-lung Wei Cape, and between Pai-lung Wei Cape and Umpo. The fighter-bombers also hit road traffic on Luichow Peninsula and sampans East of Tanchuk.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly massive sweep along West coast of Kyushu. Fighter-bombers support ground forces in Cagayan Valley. Others attack Batan Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again pound defences near Balikpapan. B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Sibuti. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Donggala seaplane base and runways at Boeloedowang and Limboeng airfields.

Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam attack antiaircraft installations on South West corner of Marcus.

VII Fighter Command. Iwo Jima based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters fly 161 effective strike sorties against Yokosuka naval base, Imba, Tsukuba, and Kasumigaura.

Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers radar bomb ltataoka naval base.

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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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