[KS] Korea during WWII

shultz at hawaii.edu shultz at hawaii.edu
Mon Jun 10 19:43:18 EDT 2013

This is purely anecdotal but when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Pusan 
in the 60s one of my colleagues at the school where I was teaching 
mentioned how B-29s routinely flew over Korea but never dropped bombs. 
To Koreans it was an inspiration that help was possibly on its way and 
Japan did not rule the skies.
Ned Shultz

On 6/10/2013 10:50 AM, Bill Streifer wrote:
> I am very familiar with B-29 military targets in Japan during WWII, 
> but for some reason Korean industry is not on that list. Yes, the 
> ports were mined to prevent war materials from reaching Japan, but 
> Wonsan, Pyongyang, Seoul and Hungnam were never bombed, not even once.
> American B-29 "experts" have offered several explanations, but I found 
> them all to be inadequate. My thought is that Syngman Rhee struck some 
> sort of deal with President Roosevelt? Does anyone have another 
> explanation?
> Bill Streifer

Edward J. Shultz
Dean, School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Assistant Vice Chancellor, International Programs
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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