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Superfortresses bomb Japan...



Item # 608408

June 16, 1944

DAILY NEWS, Los Angeles, California, June 16, 1944

* B-29 Superfortresses bomb mainland Japan (1st time)
* World War II - WWII
* Post D-Day news


The front page has a great banner headline in large lettering: "AIR BLITZ RIPS JAPAN, KOREA" with subhead. (see) Nice for display.
Other World War II reporting as well including reporting on the ongoing invasion of France just after D-Day.
Complete in 48 pages, minor margin wear, generally in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: On 15 June 1944, 47 B-29s launched from Chengdu, China, bombed the Imperial Iron and Steel Works at Yawata Japan. This was the first attack on Japanese islands since the Doolittle raid in April 1942. The first B-29 combat losses occurred during this raid, with one B-29 destroyed on the ground by Japanese fighters after an emergency landing in China, one lost to anti-aircraft fire over Yawata, and another, the Stockett's Rocket B-29-1-BW 42-6261,[10][11] disappeared after takeoff from Chakulia, India, over the Himalayas (12 KIA, 11 crew and one passenger)(Source: 20th Bomb Group Assn.) This raid nearly exhausted fuel stocks at the Chengdu B-29 bases, resulting in a slow-down of operations until the fuel stockpiles could be replenished.

Category: World War II

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