AUTHORWheeler, Keith
TITLEBombers Over Japan
PUBLISHERTime Life Books
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1982
ISBN0-8094-3429-6


This book describes the development of the U.S. B-29 Superfortress bomber and its use in the conventional bombing of Japan during 1944 and 1945. The contents cover the design and production of the aircraft, training of aircrews, initial missions from India to bases in China from which the aircraft would bomb Japanese targets, and the bombardment of Japan from the Mariana Islands (Guam, Saipan, and Tinian). Numerous photos that accompany the text provide views of those major operations. The work provides insight into the conventional bombing of Japan in the lead up to the use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagaski. B-29s were used to deliver those nuclear weapons.


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