B-29 SUPERFORTRESSES SCOURGE JAPANESE PLANE PLANT

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B-29 SUPERFORTRESSES SCOURGE JAPANESE PLANE PLANT

GUAM, April 25, 1945—Superforts scored several concentrations of bursts on the large Hitachi aircraft plant near Tokyo yesterday and “blew the factory all to hell,” returning crewmen reported.

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Superfortresses fly over Mount Fuji as they head to bomb their target.

B-29 gunners reported that 31 enemy planes were destroyed or damaged out of 75 to 80 interceptors sighted. Four Superforts were lost.

Crewmen said one Japanese plane strafed three parachuting American airmen.

Yesterday’s assault was the first on the plant, located at Tachikawa, 14 miles west of Tokyo. Photos showed numerous hits on a large main engine assembly building and a large assembly building in the southwest corner of the plant.



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