BATTLE OF THE SKIES: Honorable Target


Already bombed dozens of times, Tokyo ate bitterness and outrage last week as never before. In two attacks within 48 hours more than 1,000 B-29s sent fire crackling through the heart of the world's third largest city. And sacrilege upon sacrilege, Radio Tokyo gasped that "the honorable teahouse in the honorable garden of the Imperial Palace . . . and the honorable grounds of the Akasaka detached palace* were destroyed."

In the clear moonlight of Thursday, pathfinder B-29s woke Tokyo up with 100-lb. oil bombs to mark the first...

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