World: Quaking Islands

On theB-29 route between the Marianas and Japan, the surface of the ocean is broken by a pimple called Iwo Jima or Sulphur Island. There the Japanese have maintained three airfields, also a radar station to detect the B-29s and flash word to Tokyo, 750 miles away, giving more than two hours' warning of the bombers' approach. By last week, U.S. planes had bombed little Iwo for 66 consecutive days.

Meanwhile the B-29s picked a new target on Japan and (by Jap account) followed a new roundabout course to reach the Tokyo area. About...

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