World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Beginning

It had been more than two and a half years since Jimmy Doolittle's small carrier-borne group of B-25s had bombed Tokyo. Since then Japanese authorities had drilled their docile populace in air-raid defenses, warning them incessantly that it might happen again. Last week the warning was justified: the sirens shrilled and the bombs began to fall.

This time it was no hit-&-run attack by lightly loaded medium bombers. The attackers were U.S. B-29 Superfortresses. They cruised in over Tokyo at noontime and kept coming; the attack went on for two hours. Japan...

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