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

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996 - History - 350 pages
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This first fully documented operational history of the B-29 forces in the Pacific Theatre shows how the American bombing of Japan did not become fully effective until the strategy shifted from daylight raids to nighttime incendiary bombing of Japan's "paper cities".

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Blankets of Fire is more than just a history of the B-29 bombing effort against Japan during the Second World War. Mr. Werrell opens with a concise history of the evolution of the concept of strategic ... Read full review


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Kenneth P. Werrell is a retired professor of history, former US Air Force pilot, and author of several books, including "Chasing the Silver Bullet: U.S. Air Force Weapons Development from Vietnam to Desert Storm and "Blankets of Fire: U.S. Bombers over Japan During World War II.He lives in Virginia.

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