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N.Z.P.A.— 2 p.m. WASHINGTON, July 15. The assault on Japan was kept up to-day with an attack by 1000 United States carrier planes on the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu. Admiral Nimitz's communique reports that the attack was made in spite of bad weather. Several enemy ships and planes were destroyed. No enemy planes appeared. A patrol of bombers from General Mac Arthur's forces harassed the Kyushu aerodromes of Kagoshima and Miyazaki. Weather curtailed fighter sweeps Heavy units bombed boat yards and railway yards on Formosa. Fighters forced a freighter aground at Shanghai. Bombers also attacked storage facilities near Canton, railways in Indo-China and ship yards at Kuantan Trengganu, on Malaya. There was no air opposition to the United States ships which again shelled, the Muroran area of Hokkaido to-day. Tokyo radio reported that the attack went on for one hour.

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AMERICANS RESUME ASSAULT ON JAPAN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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AMERICANS RESUME ASSAULT ON JAPAN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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