Hi folks. Complete the Papers Past survey to let us know what you’d like added over the next few years. ×
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.




In Auckland to-day is a New Zealander, Mr. J. F. McDonald, who has been over Tokyo in a Super Fortress.

As a Britisn war correspondent, representing the London Daily Mail, Mr. McDonald saw the consequences of one of the great incendiary raids, that of April 13-14, for he was in one of the last three Super Fortresses over the target area. "Believe me," he said with a wealth.of meaning, "it was burning." Study of reconnaissance photographs afterwards showed that the area of the Japanese capital devastated in that one raid was 10.7 square miles. Mr. McDonald was last in New Zealand in 1941, when on his way from Sydney to London. Six weeks after leaving Auckland he found himself in a lifeboat on the Atlantic, his ship, the Ulysses, having been torpedoed 200 miles off Cape Hatteras. No lives were lost. He eventually reached .London in May, 1942, and spent nearly three years in Fleet Street as a member of the staff of the Australian Associated Press. Six months ago he went to the Pacific to cover the remaining phases of the Pacific war. He went with the Australian landing forces at Tarakan, Brunei Bay and Balik Papan (all in Bornei) and was with the Americans when they took Davao City, capital of Mindanao, and also during the final stages of the fighting in northern Luzon.

Mr. is going to New Plymouth to visit, his parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. .T. F. McDonald, of New Plymouth, whom he has not seen for eight years.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item


Bibliographic details

IN TOKYO RAID, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 187, 9 August 1945

Word Count

IN TOKYO RAID Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 187, 9 August 1945

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.