• B-29首次轟炸台灣 Bombing Okayama Airdrome (Conclusion)

    Posted on March 28th, 2012 Administrator No comments

    10月16日的第20轟炸司令部第11號任務,由第444、462、468轟炸大隊負責執行,除了攻擊屏東飛行場,有31架B-29再度轟炸岡山,其中包括下面照片中的三架:
    On October 16, the XX Bomber Command launched Mission Number 11. The 444th, 462nd, and 468th BG were responsible for this mission. In addition to bombing Heito (now Pingtung) Airdrome, some 31 B-29 struck Okayama again, including the three aircraft in the next three photos:


    42-6225 “Ding How”, 444th BG. Source:NARA via Fold3.com


    42-6209 “Old Man Mose”, 462nd BG. Source:NARA via Fold3.com


    42-6265 “Raidin Maiden”, 468th BG. Source:NARA via Fold3.com

    以下這張岡山飛行場的照片是由444轟炸大隊序號42-6267的B-29在任務中拍攝:
    The following photo was taken by B-29 42-6267 of the 444th BG during the mission:


    Source:NARA via Academia Sinica 中央研究院臺灣文史資源海外徵集與國際合作計畫「美國國家檔案館典藏臺灣舊航空照片」

    美軍的連續轟炸造成日本海軍第六十一廠嚴重損壞,下面這張照片顯示了滿目瘡痍的岡山飛行場:
    The damage inflicted by these bombings was extensive, as can be seen in the following post-strike photo:


    Source:NARA via Fold3.com

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