LeMay bombing leaflet; over 5 million of them were delivered to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and 33 other Japanese cities by 1 Aug 1945, encouring Japanese citizens to flee from cities for safety

Caption   LeMay bombing leaflet; over 5 million of them were delivered to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and 33 other Japanese cities by 1 Aug 1945, encouring Japanese citizens to flee from cities for safety ww2dbase
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Added Date 6 Mar 2009



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
15 Feb 2009 06:27:38 PM

The Japanese text on the reverse side of the leaflet read: “Read this carefully as it may save your life or the life of a relative or friend. In the next few days, some or all of the cities named on the reverse side will be destroyed by American bombs. These cities contain military installations and workshops or factories which produce military goods. We are determined to destroy all of the tools of the military clique which they are using to prolong this useless war. But, unfortunately, bombs have no eyes. So, in accordance with America’s humanitarian policies, the American Air Force, which does not wish to injure innocent people, now gives you warning to evacuate the cities named and save your lives. America is not fighting the Japanese people but is fighting the military clique which has enslaved the Japanese people. The peace which America will bring will free the people from the oppression of the military clique and mean the emergence of a new and better Japan. You can restore peace by demanding new and good leaders who will end the war. We cannot promise that only these cities will be among those attacked but some or all of them will be, so heed this warning and evacuate these cities immediately.”
2. Anonymous says:
30 May 2012 05:49:27 PM

ok - my father served on Guam during WWII. He was given an entire packet of the LeMay Leaflets by an airman who returned from a leaflet drop. Most were given away through the years but i have nine left in near pristene condition. What is the value of these artifacts.

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