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504th Bombardment Group over Mount Fuji 1945. Mount Fuji was a critical navigation point for the B-29 crews and it was there that the Japanese would rise in their Zeros, Tojos, and other fighter planes to attack the silver bombers. After flying about 6 hours and some 1,300 miles from Tinian, the B-29 bombers would use snow-capped Mount Fuji as the initial point (IP) to begin their bomb run on Tokyo about 60 miles away.

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