National Geographic : 1945 Jan
I Lived on Formosa U. S. Army Air Forces. Official China-based B-29's Find Formosa's Okayama Airfield Pitted with Navy Calling Cards On October 16, 1944, the strip was out of action; around it lay 50 wrecked Japanese planes. For this damage Gen. H . H. Arnold's communique gave credit to the Navy's carrier planes, which beat his B-29's to this target. In a different area his men counted 37 buildings wrecked by B-29's two days earlier. "Sausage links" (right) are plane revetments; some are bull's-eyes for American bombs. Called "most important target south of Japan," Okayama is 10 miles from Takao (pages 4 and 5).