17Jul45: TF38 conducted strikes against air facilities in the Tokyo area; TF37 (British) struck western Honshu. 1540 NORTH CAROLINA [BB55} and ALABAMA [BB60] detached to join bombardment group. TU34.8.2 units: IA (RDAM Badger, CBD7, CTU), NORTH CAROLINA [BB55], ALABAMA [BB60], MISSOURI [BB63], WISCONSIN [BB64], 3 cruisers and 9 destroyers. HMS KING GEORGE V and escorts also followed to same targets. 2000 Posit: 34-39.0N/142-44.0E. 2140 Formed bombardment disposition. Commenced bombardment of Hitachi industrial complex, Honshu. SEE APPENDIX “A”, AR-0250.