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Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki (130.942E 33.960N) is a port on the strait by the same name that separates Honshu from Kyushu and joins the Inland Sea to the Sea of Japan. The strait, with a normal traffic of over a million tons per month, became a major target for aerial mining, beginning with Superfortress attacks on 29 and 31 March in support of the Okinawa invasion.

The town was protected by a heavy artillery fortress regiment, and it had a naval seaplane base that was bombarded by a cruiser force (Jones) on the night of 24 July 1945. Damage was light.

Shipyards


Yard
Floor Space
Building Way Length
Merchant Tonnage
Naval Tonnage
Mitsubishi
761
363
294
52
Hayashikane
401
1100
144
0

Rail connections

Wadayama

Ozuki


References

Madej (1981)

Morison (1959)

Parillo (1993)

United States Strategic Bombing Survey (1945; accessed 2011-4-1)



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