Mission to Tokyo : the American airmen who took the war to the heart of Japan

Dorr, Robert F

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  • Creator Robert F. Dorr
  • Format Books
  • Publication Minneapolis : MBI Pub. Co., 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780760341223, 0760341222
  • OCLC ocn781679664

Summary

  • "An overview of the bombing campaign against Tokyo in World War II as well as a detailed account of a specific bombing mission from a Pacific island airfield on Tinian to Tokyo and back, told in the veterans' words, including pilots and other aircrew, groundcrew, and escort fighters that accompanied the B-29 bombers on their perilous mission"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-320) and index.

Contents

  • Wake-up -- Starting -- Warm-up -- Struggling -- Way up -- Soldiering -- The way in -- Striving -- Squabbling -- To the target -- A city ignited -- Thirty seconds over Tokyo -- The way out -- "What's a B-52 Dominator?" -- Flexing the fire -- The way home -- The fire blitz -- Air campaign -- "Destroyer of worlds" -- Mission to Hiroshima
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