"The fire bombs were loaded into twenty Marine Corsair fighter planes , [these] were ordinary dropable auxilary fuel tanks - belly tanks - filled with a mixture of aviation gasoline thickened to a sticky, raspberry-pink jell by the addition of a secret powder to pin down the intense heat of the burning fluid, which otherwise would vanish aloft in a fireball. They weighed over 1,000 pounds and contained over 150 gallons of the mixture."
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