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5th May 1945

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Eighth Air Force. Approximately 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers drop food at Schiphol and Alkrraar airfields, Vogelenzang, Hilversum, and Utrecht, in the third food mission to these locations.

Ninth Air Force. No Ninth Air Force operations except tactical and photo reconnaissance in forward areas.

Twelfth Air Force. XXII Tactical Air Command fighters continue reconnaissance flights over North Italy, South West Austria, and as far North as Munich. Fighters destroy numerous aircraft at airfield Southeast of Munich.

Fifteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft on supply dropping missions over Yugoslavia.

Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out bridge at Singtai and hit railroad traffic in Sinsiang area. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit railroad cars and other targets at Kaifeng, Hsihhsiassuchi, and in Tungkuan and Luan areas. 76 fighter-bombers, operating in flights of 2-4 aircraft, attack variety of targets throughout South and East China.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). In first Far East Air Force (FEAF) strike on Amoy area, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields and oil storage plant. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Shinchiku airfield while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit Taito sugar refinery, Shoka railroad yards, and Giran and Matsuyama airfields. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers continue to hit Cagayan Valley targets and support ground forces at various Luzon locations. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters support Australian forces on Tarakan Island. On Borneo P-38 Lightning fighters hit Miri waterfront on West coast and Keningau airfield in the North. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kuching waterfront on West coast.

Twentieth Air Force. 45 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb airfields at Oita, Tachiarai, Kanoya, and Chiran; 148 including B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's of 58th Bomber Wing flying their first attack of Japan from Tinian hit navy aircraft factory and arsenal at Kure, and 86 drop mines in Tokyo Bay, Ise Bay, and at points in the Inland Sea. The B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's claim 11 fighters downed.

Seventh Air Force. 12 Angaur based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Koror.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies weather mission over the Kurils.

T36 Torpedo boat
Sunk 5 May 1945

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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