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American missions against Hong Kong
October 25, 1942 - June 12, 1945

October 25, 1942
(CATF) 12 B-25s and 7 P-40s, led by Colonel Merian Cooper, hit Kowloon Docks at Hong Kong; 21 aircraft intercept; 1 B-25 and 1 P-40 are shot down; this marks the first loss of a CATF B-25 in combat; the Japanese interceptors are virtually annihilated; during the night of 25/26Oct 6 B-25s, on the first CATF night strike, continue pounding Hong Kong, bombing the North Point power plant which provides electricity for the shipyards; 3 other B-25s bomb the secondary target, the Canton warehouse area, causing several large explosions and fires.

January 15, 1945
(USN) Task Group 77.4 aircraft hit targets at Hong Kong

January 15, 1945
(USN) Task Group 77.4 aircraft hit targets at Hong Kong area damaging enemy shore installations and sinking another 62,000 tons of shipping.

(PARTIAL LIST)

April 5, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Kowloon Docks in Hong Kong and a nearby airfield

April 8, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Kowloon Docks in Hong Kong.

April 9, 1945
(FEAF) 9 B-24s bomb the docks at Canton and Kowloon in Hong Kong

June 12, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s inflict heavy destruction on the navy yard and dock area at Hong Kong.

 

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