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During bombing missions over Japanese-held territories in New Guinea and the Philippines during 1944, leaflets bearing Japanese characters were dropped by the US Army Air Corps, which were intended to demoralize the Japanese soldiers and induce them to surrender.

Identifier

NASM.2016.0017

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 2016. Encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2022.

Creator

United States. Office of War Information

Date

1944

Related Materials

US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan], NASM.2016.0018.

Provenance

Jon Frank, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0017

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

During bombing missions over Japanese-held territories in New Guinea and the Philippines during 1944, leaflets bearing Japanese characters were dropped by the US Army Air Corps, which were intended to demoralize the Japanese soldiers and induce them to surrender. This collection consists of one 4 by 6.5 inch leaflet, dropped by the US Army Air Corps on New Guinea and the Philippines during 1944.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Leaflets

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one 4 by 6.5 inch leaflet, dropped by the US Army Air Corps on New Guinea and the Philippines during 1944. This collection also includes a translation of the leaflet, along with the biography of Hubert J. Frank, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator Pilot whose squadron was dropping this particular leaflet.

Genre/Form

Leaflets

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Topics Aeronautics
Propaganda
World War, 1939-1945

Citation

US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflet, NASM.2016.0017, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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