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SIX HUNDRED SUPER FORTRESSES ATTACK

CITIES ON MAINLAND

More Than Four Thousand Tons Of Bombs

N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 12.30. WASHINGTON, July 19 More than 600 Super Fortresses! the largest number yet sent against Japan L carrying 4000 tons of bombs attacked Choshi, Fukui, Okazaki and Hitachi, reports the Associated Press.

fic££°,f h il I s the m ost important fishing harbour and primary source for Tokyo * nd Yokohama *ukm has many electrical and machine tool plants.

+J?P e °l the most "nportant industrial cities on the . west side of Honshu, Okazaki is an old and highly inflammable industrial overflow city from nearby Nagoya. It contains many shadow factories for aircraft parts.

Hitachi was recently shelled by British and American warships. Tokyo radio, quoting the aircraft ordnance director, Lieut.-General Saburo Endo, said that Japanese plane production had made remarkable progress despite enemy raids. Soon it would be numerically equivalent to that of the Allies. The radio also said that Vice-Admiral Sakamaki bemoaned the aircraft bottleneck.

The Domei news agency reported that the Japanese Society for Bombing America held an enthusiastic rally yesterday, when the hall was packed to capacity.

Tokyo radio says the British and American attacks in the Tokyo area are a mere trick to revive the lagging American war effort. It is insane to think that the Allies can effect a complete air and sea blockade and destroy Japanese resources by means of a sporadic raid and bombardment.

What the Allies are getting from the present efforts is so trifling that they could have easily left it all to the Super Fortresses. It is impossible to damage Japanese airfields appreciably because they are all equipped with certain effective facilities to avert air raid damage. Japan put up no aerial opposition because it is following a wait-and-see policy.

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SIX HUNDRED SUPER FORTRESSES ATTACK, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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SIX HUNDRED SUPER FORTRESSES ATTACK Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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