World Battlefronts: Short Haul, Long Haul

The big Boeing B-29s are a white hope of the Pacific war: military men expect them to carry the U.S. message of force direct to the Japanese people, who still seem to think that everything is hunky-dory for the New Order. Last week the B-29s took off on two different types of raids, not from their old China bases but from India, where the B-29s' vast bellies could be easily filled with gasoline and bombs.

First raid was one of the shortest the big planes ever undertook: 500 or 600 miles to Rangoon, Burma's No. 1 city, which fell to the Japs...

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