World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SKIES: Plans for Punishment

Bubbly, jocular General of the Army Henry H. Arnold dropped in on Guam to hunt up parking space for some of his 12,000 European combat airplanes, and prepared to realign air force commands for the big Pacific push. While 520 of his Twentieth Air Force B-29 Superfortresses bombed shuddering Osaka for the fifth time, proud Hap Arnold outlined to correspondents the kind of punishment U.S. airmen planned for Japan.

Said the U.S. Army Air Forces chief: Superfortresses, backed by Liberators, would deliver bombs to Japan at the rate of 2,000,000 tons a...

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