Diary June 17, 1945

B-29 over Japan
A B-29 throws bombs over Japan.
Diary for Sunday, June 17, 1945:

Air War

Pacific: B-29 Superfortress of 21st BC, 20th Air Force, carry out first of series of complex night incendiary raids on 58 of the smaller industrial cities in Japan. 3 or 4 cities are raided simultaneously, at 2- to 3-day intervals. Targets are virtually undefended and only 1 bomber is shot down and 66 damaged (June 17-18 to August 14-15, 1945).

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