Essay about The Atomic Bomb Of Tokyo

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The war in the Pacific was one that was truly amongst the Japanese and the Americans. After the bombing in Pearl Harbor in 1941 by the Japanese the tension between these two countries grew incredibly. But the years 1944 and 1945 are huge for the war in the Pacific. So much happens that leads to the surrender of the Japanese forces. It also forever changes military tactics with the production and use of the atomic bomb. This paper will discuss the firebombing of Tokyo, the dropping of the atomic bombs and lastly the surrender of Japan. The bombing of Tokyo was one of the first major moments leading up to an Allied victory. This took place on the night of March 9-10, 1945. General Curtis LeMay was leading this air strike by the Americans. The plan was too bomb four Japanese cities, Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya. This action would be carried out by B-29 aircrafts loaded down with bombs. The reason for the air strike over cities was because it was holding the largest Japanese supplies. Factories and military efforts were being built in the middle of these cities. There problems Americans had was being able to fight and work around the civilians. The only way to get rid of the Japanese supplies was to bomb these cities. “The bombing of March 9-10 took the lives of 100,000 Tokyoites and leveled sixteen square miles of the city in the most devastating raid in human history to that time . . . according to Japanese and US Strategic Bombing Survey figures, and may have taken the…

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