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FAR EAST FORCES

BOMBING CONTINUES Severe Damage To Shipping And Ground Targets | Rec. 2. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Far East air forces and attached units, also light surface craft destroyed or severely damaged 51 vessels, reports General MacArthui s communique. The Fifth and Seventh Air Forces sank or severely damaged one submarine 12 merchantmen and two cargo 'vessels in Japanese waters and attacked factories, warehouses barracks, railway yards and bridges in Kyushu and Honshu, and in the Northern Ryukyus. Air patrols over Formosa set fire to airfield installations: at-Mats* yama. Heavy bombers damaged railways at Shinchuiku. Reconnaissance nawa attacked communications at Fusan, naval inst , al £KU at Tsigntao .Harbour and facilities at Shanghai. . , +V| . Seventh Fleet planes bombed the Swatow dock area, destroyed two harbour craft near Hongkong ana damaged a river steamer off tne Malay coast. , qnrface bSd «£;-%£ In Southern BousainviUe « in Australian Air Force £| tollation s Borneo attacked coastal ins hicles> and damaged many motor watercraft, buildings |»" d forces In the an addiin the past week countea a tional 3738 enemy dead ana Qn Mindanao.

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FAR EAST FORCES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945

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FAR EAST FORCES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945

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