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Japanese fighter ace Isamu Kashiide would later be known as the “King of B-29 Killers” for achieving the highest number of victories over the Superfortresses, above any other pilot during the war.

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On Jan. 27, 1945, 76 Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers took off from a short runway at Isely Airfield, Saipan.

By Richard Haddad, WNI June 21, 2017