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Shipping Blockade


N.Z.P.A. Copyright.—Rec. 12.30 p.m.

c, r- WASHINGTON, August 3. shipping Gua ™ have established a complete man f<M* ,h. aF"'°% "I ,he »P° k «" bSrsairsi.??? TV. f _ ea s almost completely neutralised. strategic" blockadp s» S ' - ln } e ' air P?V° r Kas car »ed the brunt of the rategic blockade against a maritime na'ba. Japan's teeminc ™''Xd! are race,vms lha " h»" the food and raw

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„ f T f seve, \ months of 1945 Far East air forces and fhSnJn j n o~ S i ro y ed ? r severel y damaged 2,846,932 tons of S! ti, a aircraft, reports General Mac Arthur's commutes of bombs ° Ver 150 '° 00 sorties > dropping 100,000 Bad weather yesterday prevented attacks against Japan. Heavy bombers hit supply installations at Takao, Formosa. Other bombers struck freight yards and supply installations at Tourane, Indo-Chma. '

Search planes over Malaya damaged three freighters, five coasters, shipyard facilities and motor transport, and set fire to oil supplies.

United States Thirteenth Air Force and R.A.A.F. bombers continue to neutralise air facilities in the Celebes, cratering runways in the Kendari and Menado areas, hitting barracks and defences on Macassar.

New Zealand planes hit storage areas on Rabaul and strafed isolated enemy groups on New Ireland and Bougainville. The steady reduction of Japan's industry and merchant continues, says General Mac Arthur's communique. Strong formations of the Far East Air Force bombers and fighters have concentrated on Nagasaki, the strategically important seaport and railroad terminal on western Kyushu, destroying a tanker and nine freighters, and damaging three others and a submarine. Many fires were observed in the railway yards, warehouses and fuel storage areas bordering the harbour. Six of the 20 enemy interceptors were shot down off the south coast without any Allied loss. Blockading air patrols effectively ranged the Asiatic coast from Korea to the Malay Peninsula.

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JAPAN'S VITAL PORTS CLOSED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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JAPAN'S VITAL PORTS CLOSED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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