Catastrophic Bomb Damage in Tokyo During World War II

Below is a photograph — which really isn’t cool as much as it is historic — showing Tokyo and the incredible damage caused by Allied bombing raids. Click on it to see the zoomed in version.

Aerial view of bomb damage in Tokyo, Japan, during World War II

Source: Library of Congress

Here’s another shot, this one a lower-level image.

Low-level aerial view of destruction of a refinery in the Tokyo area, as the result of B-29 raids, during the five months of concentrated attacks on Japan, during the second world war

Source: Library of Congress