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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|
Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2012-6-15)
Handbook on Japanese Military Forces (1944-9-15; accessed 2012-6-15)
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