National Air and Space Museum Archives

US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0018
Creators:
United States. Office of War Information
Dates:
1945
Languages:
Japanese
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace. This collection consists of three bombing leaflets as well as a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three bombing leaflets; two are 5.5 by 8.25 inches and the other is 4.25 by 5.25. The two larger leaflets contain messages in Japanese, accompanied with either images of Japanese leaders or of US Bombers dropping bombs, while the smaller leaflet contains only a message in Japanese. This collection also includes a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace.

Administration
Author
Patricia Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lenore Sylvan, Gift, 2016, NASM.2016.0018
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 2016. Encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2022.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan], NASM.2016.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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