B-29 Superfortress bombers near Mount Fuji, Japan, circa Jul 1945

Caption   B-29 Superfortress bombers near Mount Fuji, Japan, circa Jul 1945 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 25 Jul 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Aug 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Mar 2012 05:24:58 PM


Show of strenght formation of B-29s over the Empire. Before and during WWII all the
Japanese aircraft manufactures took photos of fighters and bombers over Mt.Fuji.
I can't see any other way to intimidate the Japanese by flying over Mt.Fuji...much less anywhere over Japan itself.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
5 Apr 2012 10:45:18 PM

B-29s fly past Mount Fuji to firebomb Tokyo on the night of March 9/10 1945.


This operation was carried out buy 334 B-29, 14 B-29s were lost, 1,700 tons of bombs were dropped, 16 square miles of Tokyo was destroyed with over 100,000 killed, by the end of WWII over 50% of Tokyo was destroyed.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Nov 2014 07:03:48 AM


Formation of B-29s from the 498th Bomb Group 73rd Bomb Wing based in Saipan make's a fly by over Mt. Fuji. Tonight's target Tokyo. By this time USAAF and Allied fighters and bombers flew at will over Japan.

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