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8th July 1945

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Events On This Day

The Midnight Massacre occurred just after midnight on 8 July 1945, when an American soldier, Private Clarence V. Bertucci, killed nine German prisoners of war and wounded twenty others at a camp in Salina, Utah. It is remembered for being the worst massacre at a prisoners of war camp in United States history, and the ensuing conviction of Bertucci made him one of only three American soldiers prosecuted during the Second World War for killing Axis prisoners. It was also notable for having occurred two months after the German surrender and the end of the war in Europe.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters severely damage bridge North of Sinsiang and hit nearby trains. 60 P-38 Lightning fighters, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound river shipping, rail traffic, supplies, and troops at Haiphong, Do Son, Tourane and at numerous locations in South and East China.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers supporting ground operations hit supply and personnel areas near Kiangan and Penablanca. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Shinchiku airfield, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers start fires at Getsubi alcohol plant and on Koto Island, and P-38 Lightning fighters attack oil production area at Gyuni Kuki. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, supporting Australian forces, hit Balikpapan area defensive positions, Samarinda shipyards, various targets along Samarinda road, and warehouses at Tandjung. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers (including some of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)) bomb Donggala warehouses.

VII Fighter Command. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters from Iwo Jima pound airfields and other targets at Hyakuri, Chofu, Tokorozawa, and Yachimata. 5 aircraft are claimed downed and at least 26 destroyed on the ground. 8 United States fighters are lost.

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