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Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace.

Identifier

NASM.2016.0018

Processing Information

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

Creator

United States. Office of War Information

Date

1945

Provenance

Lenore Sylvan, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0018

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace. This collection consists of three bombing leaflets as well as a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

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 three bombing leaflets; two are 5.5 by 8.25 inches and the other is 4.25 by 5.25. The two larger leaflets contain messages in Japanese, accompanied with either images of Japanese leaders or of US Bombers dropping bombs, while the smaller leaflet contains only a message in Japanese. This collection also includes a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

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 World War, 1939-1945
Propaganda
Aeronautics

Citation

US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan], NASM.2016.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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