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Ogaki

Ogaki (136.61E 35.37N) is located northwest of Nagoya and had a population of 56,100 in 1945. Aichi moved much of its aircraft production here in late 1944 under threat of air attack.

Ogaki was one of the subjects of a successful experiment in psychological warfare. On the night of 27 July 1945, the city was one of twelve over which B-29s dropped leaflets warning that the city was scheduled for imminent attack and inviting civilians to leave. The city was duly bombed the next night, destroying 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2) or 40% of the urban area.

Rail connections

Gifu

Nagoya

Otsu


References

Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2015-12-25)

Francillon (1979)


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