By William N. Hess
Even though outfitted through the U.S. Douglas company, the A-20 "Boston" received its identify and had a few of its best moments in British carrier. the 1st Bostons arrived in England in the course of the conflict of england, while plane of all kinds have been in brief provide. It proved to be the best gentle bombers of the struggle, serving on approximately all fronts and with lots of the Allies. because of its stronger bomb-aimer, Bostons led formations of extra smooth bombers even within the final months of the struggle.
This vintage paintings, lengthy out of print, additionally covers later variations of the A-20 layout which served in Korea and Vietnam.
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46 Okihiro, Cane Fires. For firsthand accounts, see Thorpe, East Wind, Rain, pp. 3–30; Ellis M. Zacharias, Secret Missions: The Story of an Intelligence Officer (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 18 NISEI LINGUISTS Ninth Corps Area at the Presidio of San Francisco gave a reserve commission to David Swift, a Japanese-speaking customs inspector born in Japan. Swift reported to G–2 what he found out about Japanese visitors to the busy port. 47 When Capt. Frederick P. Munson returned in 1937 from his tour as a language attaché in Tokyo, he was assigned to Ninth Corps Area Headquarters in San Francisco.
The Alien Registration Act of 1940 called for all resident aliens to be registered and fingerprinted between 27 August and 26 December 1940. MacDonnell, Insidious Foes, pp. 82–85; New York Times, 10 Jun 41, p. 3; Time (23 June 1941): 17. On the effectiveness of prewar Japanese intelligence about the United States, see Michael A. Barnhart, “Japanese Intelligence before the Second World War: ‘Best Case’ Analysis,” in May, Knowing One’s Enemies, pp. 424–55; Pedro A. Loureiro, “Japanese Espionage and American Countermeasures in Pre–Pearl Harbor California,” Journal of American–East Asian Relations 3, no.
Komori and Richard M. Sakakida. Neither had ever set foot in Japan, but both spoke excellent Japanese. The department 51 “Intelligence Officers Invite SCDC [Southern California District Council] Members to Dinner Meeting, Express Faith in Loyalty of Nisei Citizens,” Pacific Citizen, Apr 41, p. 1. 52 Msg no. 44, Tokyo to Washington, 30 Jan 41, in The “Magic” Background of Pearl Harbor, 5 vols. : Department of Defense, 1977), vol. 1. Memo, WD Gen Staff G–2 to Chief, Counter Intelligence Br, 12 Feb 41, sub: Reorganization of Japanese Intelligence Service in the United States, Classified Material for 1941, RG 165, NARA.
A-20 Boston at War by William N. Hess