World: The Earth Shook

To protect Tokyo from the Superfort raids they expected and feared, the Japs kept sending down medium bombers to pock Saipan's runways and try to keep the B-29s grounded. Last week, in one such thrust, the enemy destroyed one $600,000 Superfortress, damaged two others. But the new Strategic Air Force of the Pacific Ocean Areas, neatly dovetailed with the Navy's surface command, was planning counter-measures to end this nuisance and to rock the Japs back.

Lieut. General Millard F. Harmon, commander of the new Air Force (of Army and Navy bombers), passed up the temptation to make a Pearl Harbor anniversary attack...

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