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Okayama

This article discusses the Japanese city. For the airfield and aircraft repair center on Formosa, see Takao.

Okayama (133.989E 34.602N) was an industrial center in central Honshu, on the Inland Sea, producing textiles, rubber goods, and agricultural machinery. The Korakuen, a famous 18th century park, is located here. The population was approximately 163,000 persons in 1945.

The city was the center of a regimental district for 10 Division.

Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K. This aircraft factory, located in the suburb of Tsurashima, had the following production schedule:

Aircraft Type Average Airframes Per Month Starting Month Ending Month
G4M Betty
15
11-1942
8-1945

The city was heavily strategically bombed and about 63% of its area was burned out by July 1945.

Rail connections

Aioi

Onomichi

Tamano


References

Francillon (1979)

"Handbook on Japanese Military Forces" (1944-9-15; accessed 2012-1-6)

Parillo (1993)



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