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Ota

Ota (139.38E 36.30N) is a communications center and industrial city northwest of Tokyo. Japan's first passenger aircraft was built here in 1918, and the town rapidly became a center of the Japanese aircraft industry. The wartime population was approximately 50,000 persons.

Nakajima Hikoki K.K.  The Nakajima plant in Ota began production in 1932 and soon became a major aircraft production complex. The wartime production schedule was as follows:

Aircraft Type Average Airframes Per Month Starting Month Ending Month
Ki-21 "Sally"
12 <1941-12 1942-3
Ki-27 "Nate"
33
<1941-12 1942-12
Ki-43 "Oscar"
64
<1941-12
1945-8
Ki-44 "Tojo"
34
1942-1
1944-12
Ki-49 "Helen"
18
<1941-12
1944-12
Ki-84 "Frank"
193
1943-2
1945-8
A6M "Zero"
155
<1941-12
1945-8
J1N "Irving"
16
1942-7
1944-12
A6M2-N "Rufe"
15
<1941-12
1943-9
B6N "Jill"
10
1943-2
1945-8
P1Y "Frances"
47
1943-12
1945-8

Hitachi Kokuki K.K. also had a plant here.

The Ota aircraft plants were attacked by American carrier aircraft on 16 February 1945 that inflicted considerable damage.

Rail Connections

Ashio

Koizumi

Kumagaya

References

"City of Ota" (accessed 2011-3-26)

Francillon (1979)


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