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5th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. Colonel Roger J Rrowne takes command of XIX Tactical Air Command.

Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sink several sampans and junks at Haiphong and damage several larger vessels. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 2 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out bridge South of Chumatien. 37 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers over Indochina and South and East China blast shipping in Hongay and Haiphong area, pound docks and small vessels at Chikhom, knock out bridge at Chumatien, blast barracks area at Anyang, and hit river and rail traffic around Tanchuk and Chenghsien.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Toshien, Takao, Toyohara and nearby Kamioka supply area, and Taihoku airfield. Fighter-bombers fly nearly 100 sorties in support of ground forces in Kiangan area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Manggar and Riko. Australian troops cross Balikpapan Bay and land on West shore. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers sweeping Kyushu strafe targets and down several aircraft.

Seventh Air Force. 46 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers all from Okinawa bomb Omura airfield and 2 towns in the Omura, Nagasaki area.

VII Fighter Command. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters, based on Iwo Jima, strike Ibaraki, Yatabe, Yawatasaki Cape, and Maruta.

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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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