Diary May 14, 1945

Superfortress over Japan

B-29 Superfortress is dropping bombs on Japan.

Diary for Monday, May 14, 1945:

Air War

Pacific – DAYLIGHT FIRE RAID ON NAGOYA: In order to further undermine Japanese moral and indus­trial output, following severe psycho­logical blow of the German collapse, 21st BC, US 20th AF, launches daylight saturation bombing attacks on 4 cities ­Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe ­between May 14 and June 15. In total of 4,700 sorties (77 B-29 Superfortress lost) 16,647 t. of napalm and oil bombs wipe out 36 sq km of built-up area.

Okinawa

20 US Marines reach the summit of Sugar Loaf Hill (forced to withdraw, May 15).

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