Lessons Learned: The Firebombing of Tokyo

Nuclear weapons are mankind’s unthinkable weapon. But would it surprise you to know that conventional weapons can be just as deadly? I’m Jim Lindsay, and this is Lessons Learned. Our topic today is “Operation Meetinghouse,” the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo on March 9 and 10, 1945. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 left the United States reeling in the Pacific.

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