World Battlefronts: Squeals and Threats

The great B-29 Superfortresses from Saipan were coming over Tokyo even more often than the enemy had feared. Japan's leaders were foaming at the mouth. The two-day slaughter by Jap planes in the open city of Manila back at Christmastide, 1941, was forgotten; so were all the other cases in which Jap planes had deliberately terror-bombed or strafed civilians.

A Domei commentator chattered hysterically that the B-29 crewmen were "albino apes." Any who parachuted to the sacred soil "after blindly bombing Tokyo," he threatened, would be killed on the spot by the angry...

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