B-29 Superfortress bombers of US 73rd Bomb Wing flying near Mount Fuji, Japan, 1945

Caption   B-29 Superfortress bombers of US 73rd Bomb Wing flying near Mount Fuji, Japan, 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 Dec 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
4 Dec 2011 02:37:22 PM

PHOTO OPS: REDUX

Before and during WWII, Mount Fuji was a photo backdrop for all the Japanese aircraft
manufactures. Having a Japanese designed and
built fighter or bomber, flying over Fuji projected a feeling of National pride.

IF YOU CAN FLY OVER MOUNT FUJI YOU CAN FLY ANYWHERE OVER THE EMPIRE

During WWII USAAF B-29s on their way to bomb
Tokyo, would fly over Mount Fuji as a show of Military strength the war had arrived
at Japan's doorstep.

SHOW OF STRENGTH: OVER TOKYO

On May 23rd, the first raid of 520 B-29s destroyed 5.3 sq. miles/14km of Tokyo.
The second raid on May 25th of 503 B-29s
destroyed 16.8 sq. miles/44km of Tokyo

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