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8th June 1945

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Ninth Air Force. XXIX Tactical Air Command having been activated as a provisional command on 14 September 1944 is activated by Ninth Air Force.

Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters attack bridges near Hankow, North of Sinsiang, and Southeast of Tayung, knocking out the latter. 17 other fighters bomb and strafe river craft, warehouses, trucks, Edgefield, town areas, and general targets around Hwangkang, Ichang, Hengyang, Laohokow, and Tehsien.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Bad weather cancels Formosa strikes and limits operations on Luzon to fighter-bomber strikes against Cagayan Valley targets. Labuan Islands airfield is bombed by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, while other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack gun positions at Balikpapan.

VII Fighter Command. Iwo Jima based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters dispatched against Kagamigahara airfield and Meiji abort due to bad weather.

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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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