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DESCRIPTION: The new Premier of Japan was ushered in with a bang on 7 April 1945, when for the first time in World War II land based fighters escorted Boeing B-29's over Tokyo, Two hundred B-29's based In the Marianas, and a hundred North American P-51's pulled a one two over industrial Tokyo that brought twenty-one Jap planes tumbling down. Shortly before take-off from their 7th Air Force base on Iwo Jima, for the Tokyo raid these pilots of both the 15th and 21st Fighter Groups study their maps. They are, left to right 1st Lt. A. W. Sherren, Jerome Yellin and 1st Lt. Phil J. Maher
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