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David Dibelius, Gift, 1995, 1995-0037, unknown


0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials



Scope and Contents

This collection includes leaflets, photos and reports relating to the United States bombing missions, both conventional and atomic, against Japan during 1945. Included are propaganda leaflets dropped by the United States over Japanese cities warning of bombings, including English translations of the leaflets. There is also a formerly restricted comment on engine pressure ratios, and a copy of eight congratulatory telegrams to the bombers. The photographs include aerial photos and negatives of bombings of Japanese cities of Kobe, Kyushu, Tokyo, Kure, and Nakajima, as well as the Mitsubishi Engine Plant; Boeing B-29s over Fujiyama and Yokohama; and two photographs of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb was dropped. There are formerly confidential bombing reports by the 499th Bombardment Group from March, 1945, for the cities of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and the Tachiarai Machine Works; and a report, "Incendiary Raids by B-29s," from the 73rd Bombardment Wing dated 6/15/45.'





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Topics World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda
Aeronautics, Military
Airplanes, Military
Atomic bomb

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