TOKYO, Saturday, April 18, 1942 (UP) -- Allied warplanes attacked Tokyo a few minutes after noon Saturday and dropped bombs on cultural establishments and residential districts in the first enemy raid on this city since the outbreak of war in the Pacific.
The enemy airplanes "inflicted telling damages on schools and hospitals," but failed to cause any damage to military establishments.
This statement was broadcast by Tokyo radio:
"Enemy bombers appeared over Tokyo for the first time since the outbreak of the current war of Greater East Asia.
"The bombing inflicted telling damages on schools and hospitals.
"The raid occurred several minutes past noon on Saturday.
"The invading planes failed to cause any damage to military establishments
"The casualties in the schools and hospitals were as yet not known at this time.
"The unhuman attack on these cultural establishments and the residential districts is causing widespread indignation among the populace."