«Killer of cities» Boeing B-29 «Incendiary Journey» during the carpet bombing

«Killer of cities» Boeing B-29 «Incendiary Journey» during the carpet bombing

«Killer of cities» – the American Boeing B-29A-45-BN «Incendiary Journey» side number 7, serial number 44-61784 (24th Bomb Squadron, 6th Bomb Group, 313th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force) bombed the Japanese city of Osaka. One of the right engine of the bomber has crashed. March 13, 1945 more than 300 of the Boeing B-29 bombed to Osaka and Kobe.

The exact number of civilians killed in the course of the American carpet bombing has not yet been announced. As a result of the bombing of the city of Osaka was destroyed by 70 per cent. Total strategic US aircraft dropped on Japan 160,800 tons of bombs, of which 104 thousand tons were in 66 Japanese cities.

 

Photography Location: Osaka, Japan
Time taken: March 1945

In : 1945

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