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Flames Over Tokyo
by E.B. Kerr
Based on interviews with U.S. aircrews and other servicemen, as well as survivors of the attacks, this compelling account of America's assault on Japan's home islands tells how America delivered the decisive blow to the Japanese Empire--resulting in the destruction of 60 cities. Photographs.
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published October 23rd 1991 by Dutton Books
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Excellent basic history of the air campaign carried out against the Empire of Japan by Twentieth Air Force in 1944 and 1945. Clear exposition of the tactics, leaders, aircraft and strategies on both sides. Even without the atom bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan had lost the ability to produce manufactured goods in any significant quantity by mid 1945. Even the food supply was dangerously low. They were clearly beaten but the military cabal in Tokyo prevented the government from ...more