World Battlefronts: The Dirty Tricksters

From the Kurils to Java the Japanese were scanning the skies and the seas for the foe who had promised them that: 1) thousands of bombers would come to devastate their cities as Germany's had been devastated; 2) early in 1945 there would be twice as many fast carriers in the U.S. Pacific Fleet as there were last May.

In their homeland watchful Japs were rewarded last week by the sight of B-29 Superfortresses, bucking winds of hurricane force to bomb the airplane factory center of Omura, on Kyushu Island. The Japs had no way of knowing that these China— based planes...

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