** To the courage of the men of the U.S. Army Air Corps who did what they had to do.
** To B-29 designer, Eddie Allen, the manufacturers of the B-29, and especially to “Rosie the Riveter” who, together, made the Superfortress fly higher, be stronger and go faster than any other bomber aircraft of its time.
** To my dad and his crew who flew a harrowing mission over Tokyo, flying the B-29, “Eddie Allen”, as depicted on the cover of this book.
** To the crew of the B-29, “Dark Eyes”.
** Thanks be to God, you all came home.