U.S. B-25s bomb Japanese headquarters in Hong Kong during World War II.
Hong Kong Date:1942 Duration:43 sec Sound:Yes
First of three American air attacks on Japanese positions in Hong Kong on 25 Oct 42, during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 aircraft lined up at an airfield in China. General Claire L. Chennault discusses the missions with Colonel Caleb V. Haynes China Air Task Force (CATF) Bomber Section Commander and Colonel Robert T. Scott (CATF's 23rd Fighter Group Commander) 11th Bomb Squadron B-25 takes off from Ehr Tong Airfield at Kweilin, China along with P-40 fighter escort. Formation of escorting P-40 fighters. B-25s in flight over mountain ranges.. Bombs being dropped over the Hong Kong headquarters of the Japanese. Bombs impact and smoke rises.
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