an air raid shelter, killing 400 to 500 men, women, and children who were huddled to escape bombs.
Two overpasses of the Ventura Freeway would also be bombed
to prevent rescue teams from reaching the courthouse, Pratt said.
Twenty-one four-engine B-29s bombed
through the rising dust to complete the destruction.
Workers at Kashirskoye Shosse [another bombed
apartment building], meanwhile, began clearing the rubble from the site as early as September 13--the day of the bombing.