World Battlefronts: New Weapon, Old Results

During a night raid on Tokyo by U.S. Superfortresses last week, the Japs struck out with something new in the Pacific war—jet-propelled fighters, probably built in Japan from German blueprints. Like their German prototypes, the Japanese jets were fast but ineffective. Their radar equipment must have been defective or nonexistent; they could not seem to find the 6-293 in the darkness.

This, the heaviest attack on Tokyo, was another fire raid, and thousands of tons of incendiaries were unloaded on the Itadashi Arsenal and 30 other targets in five square miles of the city. The U.S. crews noticed that the raging fires...

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