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BLOW AFTER BLOW

MacARTHUR'S PLANES

Havoc Wrought On Shipping

And Harbours

N.Z. Press Association—Copyright

Rec. 2 p.m. WASHINGTON, July 24.

More than 300 bombers and fighters attacked enemy shipping, harbour facilities and airfields in the Shanghai area, reports a communique from General Mac Arthur.

The attacking planes sank a destroyer, a freighter, a transport and a smaller freighter, and probably destroyed a destroyer escort, two submarine-chasers, a 10,000-ton transport and six freighter transports, aggregating 27,000 tons, wrecked numerous small craft, and caused fires and explosions on the Kiangwan, Tachang and Tinghai airfields, where*it is estimated that 45 grounded planes were destroyed or seriously damaged. Search planes bombed the Fusan aerodrome in Korea, a munitions dump at Amoy and a river boat near Saigon.

Patrol bombers made a night attack on the Miho and Yonago airfields in Southern Honshu, causing large fires and explosions, which lit the entire area. They also attacked air facilities and military installations at Tanega, Amami Island, south of Kyushu.

Australian And N.Z. Planes

Royal Australian Air Force heavy bombers and fighters struck enemy shipyards and air bases in Java and the Celebes and, with Seventh Fleet light naval units, harassed coastal areas, heavily damaging two schooners and sinking two barges loaded with ammunition off the Halmahera Group. R.A.A.F. medium bombers supDorted surface craft shelling Djerief Island in Dampier Straits, attacked enemy installations in the MaprikSepik River sector, in New Guinea. Royal New Zealand Air Force fighters hit targets of opportunity in the Bismarcks and m five personnel areas in Bougainville. _ . Australian ' Seventh Division troops advanced two miles along the highway northward of Balik Papan in Borneo, while a Navy patrol bombed and destroyed a freighter and a lugger off the west coast. Australian fighters damaged installations at Sandakan and supported the ground forces in the Balik papan area.

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BLOW AFTER BLOW, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

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BLOW AFTER BLOW Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

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