THE RACINE JOURNAL TIMES
450 Super-Forts Pour High Explosives on Osaka
RACINE, WIS., THURS6AY AFTERNOON, JUNE 7, 1945.
GUAM.—W)—In a marked departure from recent fire raids, 450 Super-Fortresses blasted war industries and the arsenal in Osaka, the Orient's leading industrial city, with high explosives and incendiaries today. It was the sky giants' tenth large scale
raid on Japan within a month.
The B-29s hit this morning as Tokyo radio admitted 200,000 more Japanese have been driven from their homes by American air attacks and would be moved
to farms to help raise Japan's meager food supply.
The bombers struck for three hours through heavy overcast.
Results were not observed. But a joint Japanese army-navy announcement
admitted fires were s t a r t e d in the northern and northeastern industrial sections. The enemy said flames were "steadily being brought under control."
End in Sight
On Okinawa as
GUAM' —( U . P.) — Waves of American planes today bombed and strafed the 25-so.uaremile dead end pocket on the southern tip of Okinawa where the last Japanese defenders were trapped and doomed by the U. S. Tenth Army.. Tokyo conceded final defeat was in sight on Okinawa.
GUAM. — (AP) — The "final end" of the battle for Okinawa is in sight, largely because Americans perfected a defense against Kamikaze (suicide)- planes, Tokyo's press and radio admitted today.