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6th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Army Air Force, China Theatre. General Stratemeyer officially assumes command as Commanding General Army Air Force China Theatre. He arrives in China several days later.

Fourteenth Air Force. 98 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters over Indochina and South and East China continue to disrupt Japanese retreat and hit transport and supply targets. Rail, road, and river traffic, coastal shipping, bridges, troops, Japanese held areas, and general targets are blasted at many locations chiefly around Kweilin, Kukong, Yangso, Haiphong, and Hanoi. On this date General Chennault, Commanding General Fourteenth Air Force, requests permission to retire, which is soon granted.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers continue to support ground forces North of Kiangan and bomb town of Mankayan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Heito, Fyutan, and Taien airfields and A-26 Invader light bombers pound Taito railroad yards. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Borneo bomb Bandjermasin warehouses, Tandjoengredeb buildings, Samarinda shipyards, and Balikpapan and Manggar areas. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit transportation targets in Kagoshima Bay area.

Twentieth Air Force. Taking off during late evening hours of 6 July 1945, 517 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's drop incendiaries on Chiba, Akashi, Shimizu, and Kofu between 0700 and 0800 on 7 July 1945. 59 others bomb Maruzen Oil Refinery at Osaka during the same hour.

VII Fighter Command. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters from Iwo Jima hit targets (mainly airfields) in Japan, including Kumagaya, Yamagata, and Chiba.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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