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14 May 1945

  • Two PV-1 aircraft of US Navy squadron VPB-137 from Clark Field in the Philippine Islands conducted a reconnaissance mission over Taiwan, two of which fired eight and six 5-inch rockets, respectively, at the Ujitsu sugar plant, which was misidentified as a Butanol plant, in Ujitsu (now Wuri). The facility was hit by eight of the rockets and suffered some damage. ww2dbase [Ujitsu, Taichu | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 May 1945
Ujitsu sugar plant under attack by US Navy PV-1 aircraft, Ujitsu (now Wuri), Taiwan, 14 May 1945

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