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Air Raids on Hong Kong in WW2

Beginning in October 1943, the US Army Air Forces and the US Navy started bombing Hong Kong and surround areas.  From some of the raids photos exist, mainly taken from US planes.

The following photos will start with an excerpt from R.E. Jones Wartime diary.

Air Raid 1945-01-16 (3)

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Carrier-based planes strike Hong Kong, one of the most important Japanese held seaports in China. The business section of Victoria is bombed. Photographed by a plane from USS Hancock (CV 19), 16 January 1945. (5/22/2014).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Air Raid 1945-01-16 (2)

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Carrier-based planes strike Hong Kong, one of the most important Japanese held seaports in China. Enemy shipping found in harbor is blasted. Photographed by a plane from USS Hancock (CV 19), 16 January 1945. (5/22/2014).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Air Raid 1945-01-16 (1)

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Carrier-based planes strike Hong Kong, one of the most important Japanese held seaports in China. Taikoo Shipyard is ablaze. Photographed by a plane from USS Hancock (CV 19), 16 January 1945. (5/22/2014).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Air Raid 1944-10-16 (3)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Air Raid 1944-10-16 (2)

Text: Bombing of Hong Kong by the 14th Air Force. October 16, 1944.

High resolution photo on Flickr.

Photo (1) not on the Flickr album.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

24 Dec 1943, WW2 Air Raids over Hong Kong & South China

Date(s) of events described: 
Fri, 1943-12-24

OBJECTIVE: Bomb Tien Ho airfield at Canton

TIME OVER TARGET: ~12:55 p.m.

AMERICAN UNITS AND AIRCRAFT:

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22 Nov 1943, WW2 Air Raids over Hong Kong & South China

Date(s) of events described: 
Mon, 1943-11-22

OBJECTIVE: P-40 pilots fly a “diversionary alert” over Canton

TIME OVER TARGET: ~12:30 p.m.

AMERICAN UNITS AND AIRCRAFT: Seven P-40s from the 74th Fighter Squadron (23rd Fighter Group)

AMERICAN PILOTS AND AIRCREW: Bell, Lt. Lundy, Lt. Meyer, Lt. Strantz, Bates, Lt. Gordon F. Bennett, La Touralle

ORDNANCE EXPENDED: None

RESULTS: None

JAPANESE UNITS, AIRCRAFT, AND PILOTS: Two Japanese fighters are spotted, but they do not engage.

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15 Nov 1943, WW2 Air Raids over Hong Kong & South China

Date(s) of events described: 
Mon, 1943-11-15

OBJECTIVE: Bomb Kowloon docks and mine Victoria Harbor

TIME OVER TARGET: ~11:00 p.m.

AMERICAN UNITS AND AIRCRAFT: Twenty B-24s from the 373rd, 374th, 375th and 425th Bomb Squadrons (308th Heavy Bomb Group)

AMERICAN PILOTS AND AIRCREW:

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