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Himeji

Himeji (134.688E 34.851N) is located in Hyogo Prefecture on the Inland Sea. It is located in a heavily industrialized area specializing in steel production, textiles, shipbuilding, and chemicals.

The city had a population in 1945 of 104,250 persons and was the home district for 10 Division. When war broke out, 54 Division was based here.

The nearby Seitetsu Steel Mill was one of the largest in Japan and would later make use of American prisoners of war.

Kawanishi Kokuki K.K. Kawanishi ran a small aircraft plant in Himeji with the following production record:

Aircraft Type Average Airframes Per Month Starting Month Ending Month
N1K1 George
16
1943-1
1945-8

The plant was destroyed in a daylight B-29 raid on 22 June 1945. The city as a whole was subject to incendiary attack on 3 July 1945, which destroyed 63.3% or 1.216 square miles (3.15 km2) of the city.

Rail connections

Aioi

Ikuno

Kakogawa


References

Cohen (1949)

Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2012-6-15)
Frank (1999)

Handbook on Japanese Military Forces (1944-9-15; accessed 2012-6-15)



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