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World War II - The Final Journey to Victory Commemorating 75 years Great Tokyo Air Raid

900 West Marion Ave
Bldg B
Punta Gorda, FL

World War II - The Final Journey to Victory Commemorating 75 years Great Tokyo Air Raid

  • 3/10/20
  • Location: Military Heritage Museum, 900 West Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Phone: (941) 575-9002
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On the night of 9/10 March 1945 the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) conducted a devastating firebombing raid on Tokyo, the Japanese capital city. This attack was code-named Operation Meetinghouse by the USAAF and is known as the Great Tokyo Air Raid in Japan. Bombs dropped from 279 Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers burned out much of eastern Tokyo. More than 90,000 and possibly over 100,000 Japanese, mostly civilians, were killed and one million left homeless, making it the most destructive single air attack of World War II. The Japanese air and civil defenses proved inadequate, and only 14 American aircraft and 96 airmen were lost. Featured Documentary: Discovery Channel Great Planes Boeing B 29 Superfortress. The B-29 Superfortress, a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber, was designed by Boeing and mostly flown by the United States Air Force in late-World War II and through the Korean War. It is best remembered for its primary role in the atomic bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Gulf Theater Showtime: 11:00 a.m. (Requires All Access Pass): Flight Simulators: Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Meet Bob Wollitz a B-29 Bomber Pilot who flew missions during the Korean War; and Academy Library: Aviation Collections.
World War II - The Final Journey to Victory Commemorating 75 years Great Tokyo Air Raid