"When we talk about the bombing of Japan during the World War II, we usually focus on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But before the atomic bombs, the United States had already begun a ruinous campaign of bombing Japanese cities with incendiary weapons. Over 40,000 tons of napalm bombs were dropped on Japanese cities before the atomic bombings took place."The U.S. Army Air Forces took great pride in their handiwork. They were not especially happy when the atomic bombs were given the lion’s share of credit for ending the war"