What Happened on March 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


JapanFirebombing of Tokyo

334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bombs
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The aftermath of the single deadliest air raid of World War II, the firebombing of Tokyo
The aftermath of the single deadliest air raid of World War II, the firebombing of Tokyo
  • Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China

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