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Toyohashi (137.406E 34.751N) was the location of an airfield on the coastline east of Nagoya. The airfield based B5N "Kates" of the Tateyama Air Group engaged in antisubmarine patrols throughout most of the war. The Japanese Army also ran a reserve artillery officers school and a noncommissioned officers school at the town. The population was about 142,700 in 1945.
The Japanese anticipated that Toyohashi might be a landing point for Allied forces, and strengthened the coastal defenses by December 1944.
The town was raided by B-29s on 19 June 1945, which destroyed 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) or 52% of the town.
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Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2012-9-8)
"Handbook on Japanese Military Forces" (1944-9-15; accessed 2012-9-8)
"History of Imperial General Headquarters" (1959; accessed 2012-9-8)
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