Tokyo 1945 Firebombing Then and Now

This combo of two photos shows initial destruction and reconstruction after the March 10, 1945 firebombing. The top photo taken on March 19, 1945 shows incendiary bomb-devastated area of Kameido district after Tokyo firebombing, seen from Kameido Tenjin Bridge. The bottom photo, taken 70 years later on March 7, 2015, shows people walk at Kameido District seen from the bridge in Tokyo. The B-29s flew much lower on March 10, in the dead of the night, dumping massive payloads of incendiary bombs on both residential areas and military targets. (AP Photo/The Center of the Tokyo Raids and War Damage, Eugene Hoshiko)

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