National Geographic : 1945 Aug
U.S.Army Air Forces, Official Kicking Up a Shower of Mud, a C-87 Lands Beside an Unfinished Runway with Supplies from India From such strips, some 80 B-29's pioneered land-based raids against Japan in June, 1944. A year later China-based Superfortresses migrated totheMarianas, which are closer to Tokyo and more easily supplied. No B-29 base was ever lost. However, the Americans were forced to blowup and abandon lesser fields insoutheast China.