the bombing campaign in japan was terrible. The u.s. used incendiary bombs which caused fires. japan was mostly wood structures, this is why it was so devistating.
People in Japan were rarely aware of small allied bombing raids, such as Doolittle's raid because the government did not publicly release that they had been bombed, in trying to continue to look invincible to the rest of the world.
After WWII, Germany was defeated, bankrupt, and mostly a pile of rubble from Allied bombing raids.
Many parts of Germany were completely or majoritarily destroyed by Allied Bombing Raids or the invasion forces in 1944 and 1945. Most notably, Dresden was firebombed a such strong way that it has been described by some as an Allied War Crime. Of course, the Allied Bombing Raids were a result of the German-caused World War 2, but German civilians and cities still suffered.
Some historians see that Grant's raids against Southern communications were similar to one of the principal objectives of strategic bombing in WW 2. Perhaps the truly successful part of Allied bombing of Germany in WW 2 was the Allied attack on German railroads. One significant difference was that Grant's raids on Southern railways was not intended to terrorize Southern civilians. Allied bombing of Germany in the middle of WW 2 not only were designed to destroy rail links but to bring terror to German civilians. Curiously the railway bombings failed to destroy rail links that transported Jews to the Nazi death camps.
1- It was one of the islands that the Allies needed to capture to advance closer to mainland Japan. 2- The airfields on the island were used to launch bombing raids on Japan.
The American aircraft was extremely important for bombing raids, such as the Doolittle raids or attacks on Germany from Allied bases in England. They also helped in the war in the Pacific, where aircraft carriers proved invaluable while fighting the Japanese.
Yes. The Germans began bombing London with Zeppelins (air ships). Bombing raids to large cities were carried out with flights of bombers or sometimes individual bombers.
In round figures about 200,000. Similar to two thousand plane conventional fire bombing raids in the same period.
The Pacific campaign against the Japanese consisted of "island hopping" where one island, or chain of islands, was taken at a time. Once an island was taken that was close enough to launch bombing raids from, the Japanese mainland was firebombed by Allied aircraft.
Bombing Raids (The Battle of Britain)
Lyndon B. Johnson
He continued bombing raids
The planned invasion Operation DOWNFALL was part of the use of the 16 A bombs on Japan The alternative was continued nightly fire bombing raids or a naval blockade to try and starve then into surrendering
Millions- no exact data available
After massive bombing raids had already devastated the Japanese home islands, the final impetus was the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, virtually destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan agreed to surrender just six days after the second bombing.
no, and it was not on the target list for atomic bombing as it had already been heavily damaged by conventional incendiary bombing raids. that damage would have made weapons effects analysis for the new bombs too difficult to do and the results unclear and inconclusive.
Well over a million civilians were killed in Germany from the aerial bombing attacks.