With this number, the B-29s are back! And upon reading the text, the reader will understand that despite all attempts to find new tactics, nothing was spared the crews of these giants of the air. In the first place, the technical problems, omnipresent and responsible for a large number of premature aircraft returns or, worse, accidents! Not to mention the weather and the lack of precision of the bombings. Of course, results were obtained, but the question arises, given the heavy losses, of the advisability and usefulness of this strategic bombing campaign. Despite fairly considerable resources implemented, it seems that the technology of the time was not yet able to overcome certain (essential) hazards, turning promising missions into bitter failures. Moreover, the main objective of these bombings, the destruction of the Japanese production tool, gave way on several occasions to terror bombings of the largest Japanese cities. These are the ones that have remained engraved, and for good reason, in the memory of the Japanese people as well as in ours! Finally, the author recently informed us that three issues will be needed to end this B-29 "saga" over Japan. We will not complain because all of these issues will compose a remarkable and unique work in French, describing not only the operations of the four-engine aircraft but also those of all Japanese hunting.
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