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Japan mainland bombed for 1st time....



Item # 619957

June 15, 1944

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, Hawaii, June 15, 1944

* B-29 Superfortresses bomb mainland Japan (1st time)
* World War II - WWII
* Front leaf only

This front leaf only has a nice banner headline: "U. S. BOMBS JAPAN!" with subhead. (see) Nice to have in this title.
Front leaf only, minor wear, nice for display as such.

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, 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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