B-29 bombers of US 500th Bomb Group dropping incendiary bombs over Yokohama, Japan, 29 May 1945

Caption   B-29 bombers of US 500th Bomb Group dropping incendiary bombs over Yokohama, Japan, 29 May 1945 ww2dbase
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Added Date 28 Jul 2012

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1. Anonymous says:
30 May 2014 04:22:01 AM

My Dad was on Tinian and his good friend Captain John Townsend Coffman, Jr. was a B-29 pilot with the 500th stationed on Saipan.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Apr 2015 09:41:58 PM


Formation of B-29s from the 500th Bomb Group the B-29 could carry 80 of the M-47A2 incendiary that weighed 100lbs each, or 55 of the M-19 incendiary
that weighed 220lbs each.
Another weapon was the M-69 incendiary cluster bomb the B-29 carried 40 such weapons these devices were very effective in starting deadly firestorms that destroyed Japanese cities and industrial centers.

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