Bombing of Tokyo

Bombing of Tokyo

Night of 9-10 Mar, Operation Meetinghouse: 279 B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs and destroyed 267,000 buildings and homes or 41 square kilometers of Tokyo. Americans estimated 88,000 killed, 41,000 injured, and 1,000,000 displaced. Tokyo Fire Department estimated 97,000 killed and 125,000 wounded. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department estimated 124,711 casualties and 286,358 destroyed buildings and homes.

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6 years 39 weeks ago, 1:47 PM

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hell yeah

all em slant eyed motherfuckers got what they deserved.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
6 years 39 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

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against an enemy who gave no quarter. When it was our turn, we gave no quarter also, and ultimately, Truman saved millions of allied military lives, by avoiding the necessity of an invasion.

Incidentally--those B-29's were really BIG. if you don't think so, try having one of them almost come thru your barracks, at breakfast time. Yep, that happened to me at Ft. Bliss, TX in 1951.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 39 weeks ago, 3:25 PM

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Too true LLE

the thought of an allied invasion and the loss of life is unfathomable.

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6 years 39 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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LLE

Excellent comment. I fully agree.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
6 years 39 weeks ago, 4:52 PM

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My Dad was in the Phillipines staging for the attack. He told me later that they had heard, 'Something big was about to happen.' That was that he got to come home.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
6 years 39 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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hey schuyler

what part in the philippines.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
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