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10th August 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. General Stone assumes command of Fourteenth Air Force, replacing General Chennault. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb bivouac South of Siangyin, hit convoys South of Siangtan and in Siang-Chiang Valley, pound storage area and antiaircraft positions at Nanchang, and hit truck concentration North of Hengshan. More than 50 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack river craft, railroad targets, troops, trucks, and bridges at several points in South and East China.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 118 medium bombers, and 220 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters pound Kumamoto area. 20 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Oita area. 39 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers provide cover over both targets. Nearly 40 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack destroyers, cargo ships, and small vessels during shipping sweep between Kyushu and Korea. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb Sasebo Harbour. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit various targets on Honshu and Kyushu and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb targets in the North Ryukyus. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Shinchiku. P-38 Lightning fighters hit troop concentrations near Mount Pulog and East Northeast of Dupax.

Twentieth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb arsenal complex at Tokyo. VII Fighter Command provides escort. During 10-11 August 1945, 31 very heavy bombers mine Shimonoseki Strait, Nakaumi Lagoon, and waters at Sakai, Yonago and Wonsan.

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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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