Bombing of Tokyo by United States 21st Bomber Command's B-29 Superfortresses during World War II.
Tokyo Japan Date:1945 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
View of B-29 superfortress aircraft, of 21st Bomber Command,flying over Tokyo,Japan, with Mount Fujiyama clearly visible. Bombs falling from the B-29s. Near ground view of street and smoke rising from bomb strikes. In Washington, DC, General Henry (Hap) Arnold, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Air Forces, and Lieutenant General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Assistant Chief of Staff , give a sendoff to crew of a B-29 bound for the Pacific Theater. The B-29 crew write a message in chalk on a bomb, reading: "To the Warlords of Japan. We have not forgotten--the B-29s will remind you Again and Again and Again!!!" Views of the city of Tokyo, Japan, showing streets, buildings, cars and pedestrians. Animated map fades to Saipan Island. B-29s of the 21st Bomber command,73rd Bombardment Wing, 497th Bombardment Group,landing at Isley Field, Saipan, watched by airmen at the base. Animated map showing B-29 access to Japan, itself, from Saipan.Formation of B-29s in flight, and bombs falling over Japan.
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