Hitler and the Firebombing of Tokyo (Reposted from Japan at War)

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Hitler and the Firebombing of Tokyo (Reposted from Japan at War)

Postby ForrestIII » 28 Jan 2017 22:29

I was curious that in the March or April of 1945, if Hitler received any news about the firebombing of Tokyo on March 9-10 (Operation Meetinghouse). I would imagine that either the German or Swedish Embassy would have sent reports to Europe about it that could've
or would've gotten back to Hitler. Does anyone know if he ever found out?
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Re: Hitler and the Firebombing of Tokyo (Reposted from Japan at War)

Postby Harry Yeide » 15 Mar 2017 00:33

I recently went through the MAGIC intercepts from that period, and I don't recall any mention of the German Embassy reporting it, though that might not have been deemed worth processing. Almost all the curiosity and collection requirements about experience with strategic bombing comes from the Tokyo end from about 1943 onward. Tokyo requests information on the effects of bombing, countermeasures, how to shoot down four-engine bombers, and so on. Again, I do not recall Berlin displaying any curiosity about the bombing of Japan, which began in earnest after most German cities were bombed out.

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Re: Hitler and the Firebombing of Tokyo (Reposted from Japan at War)

Postby redcoat » 18 Mar 2017 11:21

ForrestIII wrote: Does anyone know if he ever found out?
Why does it matter ?
It's not like he would have cared.

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Re: Hitler and the Firebombing of Tokyo (Reposted from Japan at War)

Postby ForrestIII » 16 Jul 2017 17:33

I just got a copy of Final Entries 1945: The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels does not specifically mention the Tokyo raid but he does talk about Japan. As a corollary to this, according to Marching Orders by Bruce Lee, the Japanese Government found out about the Remagen Bridge crossing on March 15.
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