Operation San Antonio
San Antonio 1, on 24 November 1944, was the first B-29 attack on the Japanese capital. Of the 110 Superfortresses that left the base, 17 had to abort due to technical reasons, only two dozen bombers found the Musashino aircraft factory, their primary target. The mission was plagued with very high jet stream winds and about 125 defending fighters.
- Whirlwind: the Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945, Barrett Tillman, Simon & Schuster (c)2010 Kindle Edition, location 1380
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