"On the night of March 11th, the Superforts returned to her skies to attack Nagoya, where airplanes are made. On the 14th came the turn of Osaka - huge and ugly and busy making guns. On the 17th, neighboring Kobe, where men-of-war are built, was hit. By luck, Nagoya escaped much damage. Thus, on the night of the 19th, the Superforts were back for a second, fiercer strike. It was as if New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. had been devastated in a tragic ten-day period... And it had finally totaled up the losses of those fearful ten days. More than tree million people, it reported, had been killed, injured or left homeless. More than three quarters of a million houses had been destroyed in four cities. Tokyo fared worst, with 510,000 buildings burned down or demolished, and 2,100,000 victims."
"Much too late, two billion yen was appropriated for air defense."
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