Yes, I mentioned it:
]Second is a very short time between the end of the 'Suppressive' attack and the arrival of the assault. In a perfect world the first assault squad touches the enemy trench or bunker one second after the fragments of the last projectile/bomb hit it.
This is where definitions, technical, language, or semantics break down. The rules we used circa 1983-1997 for fire planning considered 'Suppression' to only occur while the projectiles were actually falling, and ceasing very shortly after. Inside the two minutes referred to above. The other level 'Neutralization' we were considering as defined by:Sheldrake wrote: ↑11 Apr 2021 10:21By 1944 it was known that the suppression effect from artillery bombardments lasted for no more than 2 minutes. Unless the infantry closed with the defenders this time, German (or Japanese) would have recovered from the suppressive effects. This was known as long ago as 1916 but seems to have been one of those things lost in peacetime. The implications are that the infantry would need to be well within 200 metres/yards of the enemy before the last rounds hit the target.
We considered 3-6 % casualties necessary for a proper nuetralization. Now for a couple subtle points we observed in our effects tables/descriptions. One was the larger the projectiles/bombs the longer the Neutralization was expected to last. Second was casualties are also defined by ear damage and concussion from overpressure. Folks lose sight of those because they are quickly recoverable injuries. Soldiers suffering from overpressure concussion or ear damage usually return to 70-80 %+ effectiveness in fifteen or twenty minutes. Less if the projectiles are small, like 81mm mortar, as 25lbr, or 105mm round; longer if its a 8" round, a 500 or 1000 pound bomb. I found a remark on guidance from the US AAF given in the Ninth AF for attack planning in latter 1944 that a entrenched defenders should be considered recovered from medium bomber attack 45 minutes after the las bomb. My father who spent February through April as a air liaision officer with first army remembered the rule being 20 minutes for suppression effects to linger to the attackers benefit.Enemy in the target area is unable to effectively fire or maneuver long enough for the attacker to move to assault, or maneuver past, the target area.
So, lets consider if Dolittles bombers release on target & achieve reasonable concentrations on & around the Resistance Nests. With the mix being predominately 250lb bombs. Thats not going to crack many bunkers, if any at all, but it does impart some level of concussive and deafeinig overpressure effects on the defenders. If the mix is all 500 & 1000 lb bombs it looks like the concussive effect would be longer lasting.
So, theres not likely enough maimed defenders to fall into the 'Neutralized' category I was trained to, so they are Suppressed except the temporary incapacitation lasts out 20 minutes or better which is better than Suppressed.