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8th August 1945

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Events On This Day

USSR declares war on Japan.

Fourteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit buildings, trucks, river craft, and other targets in Poaching, Hengyang, and Chuanhsien areas.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Okinawa based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters carry out numerous strikes against targets on Kyusha. Targets include Usa and TsuiKki airfields, command and transport targets all over Kyushu, shipping between Kyusha and Korea, and targets in the Ryukyus, on China coast, and on Formosa. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters escorting B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's claim 10 Japanese planes downed. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Shinchiku airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on shipping search hit Lolobata airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers support ground forces in Lenatin River Valley and South Southeast of Mankayan, in Kiangan area, and North West of Bagabag.

Twentieth Air Force. Shortly before noon, 221 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's drop incendiaries on Yawata. Late in the afternoon about 60 very heavy bombers bomb aircraft plant and arsenal complex at Tokyo, while during 8-9 August 1945, 91 others hit Fukuyama with incendiaries.

VII Fighter Command. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters from Iwo Jima hit airfields, factory building, barracks, and rail installation in Osaka area.

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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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