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- Strategic bombing : Strategic strike attacks against the homeland military forces, population and industry of a nation, conducted by manned bomber aircraft
- United States Army Air Force : One of the uniformed services of the United States, with principal responsibility for land-based long-range and high-performance aircraft, as well as land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles
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- Curtis LeMay : Add brief definition or description
- Heywood Hansell : Add brief definition or description
- B-29 Superfortress : The heaviest bomber aircraft of the Second World War, used by the United States to attack the Japanese home islands, at very long range; delivered nuclear weapons to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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- Fat Man (nuclear weapon) : The nuclear weapon used to destroy Nagasaki, Japan and it was the first operational fission device using implosion of a plutonium core.
- Little Boy (nuclear weapon) : Code name for the first nuclear weapon used in warfare, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945; gun-type uranium fission; also designated Mark I
- Mine (naval warfare) : A naval explosive weapon that waits passively for a target to come into its range, and then detonates or releases a mobile weapon once its sensors detect an appropriate target
- XXth Bomber Command : Add brief definition or description
- XXIth Bomber Command : The operational field headquarters, based in the Mariana Islands and commanded by Gen. Gurtis LeMay, which conducted the main conventional and nuclear bombing of the Japanese home islands, as well as mining by aircraft; bypassed Chester W. Nimitz and Douglas MacArthur to report to the Twentieth Air Force in Washington, under Joint Chiefs of Staff control
- 58th Bomb Wing : Add brief definition or description
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- 509th Bomb Wing : While still an active U.S. Air Force unit flying the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, the 509th was established during WWII, to carry out the nuclear attacks on Japan
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- Guam : Civilian-governed U.S. territory in the geographic Mariana Islands of Micronesia but not part of the political Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; major U.S. military base, including a prepositioning ship squadron and Anderson Air Force Base for bomber aircraft and air refueling tankers, growing with the transfer of forces from Okinawa.
- Saipan : An island in the Marianas archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI); site of the WWII Battle of Saipan, which triggered the fall of the Tojo government and the beginning of the peace faction in Japan
- Firebombing of Tokyo : Add brief definition or description
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- Arthur Harris : Sir Arthur Harris, or Bomber Harris, headed the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War Two.
- Counterforce : Military targeting doctrine, historically associated with nuclear warfare and now with precision-guided munitions.
- Countervalue : A military targeting doctrine, first articulated in the context of nuclear warfare but not restricted to it, in which the attacker plans to attacks civilian populations, and to destroy the enemy industrial capability