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Blankets of fire : U.S. bombers over Japan during World War II

Author: Kenneth P Werrell
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1996.
Series: Smithsonian history of aviation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the focus of World War II shifted to the Pacific in 1944, the Army Air Forces (AAF), equipped with the new, longer-range B-29 bomber, tried to shift strategic bombing tactics as well. Blankets of Fire describes the adjustments necessary to target Japan and places them in the context of overall AAF and wartime strategy.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Werrell, Kenneth P.
Blankets of fire.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)603872166
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Werrell
ISBN: 1560986654 9781560986652 1560988711 9781560988717
OCLC Number: 32921746
Description: xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Genesis of American Strategic Bombing --
2. Japan: Target for Strategic Bombing --
3. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Best Bomber of the War --
4. The Education of a General: Operations from India and China --
5. Operations Begin in the Marianas --
6. "A Blanket of Fire": Incendiaries against Japanese Cities --
7. The Twentieth Shifts into High Gear: March through June 1945 --
8. Finale --
9. Conclusion: Futile Victory? --
Appendix: Twentieth Air Force Statistics.
Series Title: Smithsonian history of aviation series.
Responsibility: Kenneth P. Werrell.

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When the focus of World War II shifted to the Pacific in 1944, the Army Air Forces (AAF), equipped with the new, longer-range B-29 bomber, tried to shift strategic bombing tactics as well. Blankets of Fire describes the adjustments necessary to target Japan and places them in the context of overall AAF and wartime strategy.

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