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World War II / Tokyo Firebombing Anniversary #302881

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 09, 1985
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(Studio) Death toll from March 1945 allied firebombing of Tokyo, Japan, recalled greater than that of either Hiroshima or Nagasaki.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tokyo, Japan) Memorial ceremonies featured; World War II films shown. General Curtis LeMay's director of attack recalled. [Pilot Colonel Vern CHANDLER - remembers bombing run.] [Defense agency spokesperson Suniyaki SASA - describes ordeal, cruelty of bombing strategy.] [Pilot Richard MANSFIELD - acknowledges United States POWs were among victims.] [John Ken. GALBRAITH - considers cruelty of firebombing part of the dynamic of the time.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Lynch, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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