Japanese Air Target Analyses

This record collection in Fold3.com consists of contemporary analyses of Allied bombing strategy in aerial attacks on Japanese targets during World War II. The collection includes tactical mission reports, aircraft action reports, tabulations of attack and bombing data, and photo intelligence reports that detail effects on Japanese infrastructure, including the petroleum, shipping, armament, and transportation industries. Hundreds of aerial photographs and many maps are included in the analyses section and in the huge "Target Photographs" section.

American fighter after Battle of Midway (ABMC.gov photo)
American fighter after Battle of Midway (ABMC.gov photo)

This record collection will interest anyone whose ancestors participated in the air war against Japan, including raids against Japanese naval forces, Japanese held islands, action against the Japanese in the Philippines, Okinawa, and the China-Burma Theater, and raids against the Japanese home islands.

Persons with a valid SLPL library card and PIN can use Fold3.com from home; you can also use it at Central Library or any of our branch libraries.

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