Tokyo fire bombing survivor fears Japan starting down road to war again

March 9, 2015 2:58 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Katsumoto Saotome was 12 the night he ran for his life through a sea of flames, jumping over smoldering railroad ties along a train track as U.S. B-29 bombers rained incendiary bombs down around him.

The U.S. bombing after midnight on March 10, 1945, annihilated a wide swathe of northeastern Tokyo, packed with small factories and houses made of wood and paper.

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