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Betcha didn’t know: The U.S. Air Force bombed S’pore 7 times during Japanese Occupation https://t.co/1XvB2mwJd9

Singapore wasn’t just bombed by the Japanese during World War Two. It was hit by the Allies too. If you recall, Singapore fell to the Japanese in 1942 (this year is the 75th anniversary), and endured more than three years of hardship under the Occupation. The war went on during this period, and the Allies were keen to claw back the territories they’d lost. That meant attacking strategic targets occupied by the Japanese — like Singapore. By 1944, the tide of the war was shifting against the Japanese, as they were starting to suffer losses against the Allies. From November 1944 to May 1945, several bombing raids on Singapore were carried out in long-range missions by the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) based in Kharagpur, Northeastern India. This means the planes had to fly really far to bomb Singapore. Advertisement Here’s where Kharagpur is, relative to Singapore: Screenshot ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/betcha-didnt-know-the-u-s-a...

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