The "Operation Meetinghouse" firebombing of Tokyo on the night of March 9–10, 1945, was the single deadliest air raid of World War II.
The bombings and resulting fires inflicted a greater area of fire damage and loss of life than the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima or Nagasaki as single events.
Date taken: March 10, 1945
Location taken: Tokyo, Japan
- 1945-03-09 334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bombs
- 1945-03-10 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians