24 July 1945
Start of three days of Royal Navy attacks against targets on the west coast of Malaya
600 B-29s attack Osaka-Nagoya
1,500 carrier borne aircraft attack the Kure naval base. Amongst the ships sunk was the Unryu class carrier Amagi.
First flight of the prototype Gloster Meteor II (DG 207), powered by de Havilland engines. No more aircraft of this type are built.
Gloster Meteor, Britain's Celebrated First-Generation Jet, Phil Butler and Tony Buttler.
This is a detailed, well illustrated and well written look at the development and service history of the Gloster Meteor, both in British and overseas hands. The book covers the development of the E.28/39, Britain's first jet aircraft and the development of the Meteor, looks in detail at the prototype aircraft, the various versions of the Meteor and its British and overseas service careers. [see more
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 24 July 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_07_24.html