World Battlefronts: Reach for Intimacy

Even from the new airdromes on Saipan, the reach to Tokyo (1,500 mi.) was a long one. The Superfortresses, built for just such a job, had to go out with cut-down bomb-loads and carefully calculated fuel allowances to make the run and get home. But as airmen worked into intimate acquaintanceship with their massive, wondrously complicated weapon, the assaults were stepped up both in timing and in loads dropped. This week, when the B-29s had struck the great industrial center at Nagoya a second time, the force on Saipan could count five assaults...

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