American Experience

Government Film: Target Tokyo

Clip | 21m 45s

Special Film Project 153, produced by the Army Air Forces in 1945 and narrated by Hollywood actor and future president Ronald Reagan, is better known as Target Tokyo. The film follows the bombers' first mission, from crew training in Nebraska to deployment on the Pacific island of Saipan -- secured as an air assault launching point -- and then to Japan and the new aircraft's first bombing raid.

Aired: 03/18/10

Rating: NR

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