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34.676N) is the third port of Japan,
and Nagoya. A small fishing village
until 1868, when the opening of Japan led to
development, Kobe is located near Hyogo, which was the capital of Japan
12th century. By 1940 the population was 967,234 persons.
In 1941, Kobe was a major naval base and hosted two major shipyards, including the Kawasaki submarine yard. Zuikaku was constructed here. Kobe was also the site of a major locomotive works.
The city was attacked by B-29 Superfortresses laden
with incendiary bombs on 16 March
1945. Three square miles (780 hectares) of the city were burned out,
killing 8000 and leaving another 650,000 homeless. American losses were three bombers destroyed and eleven damaged,
none due to enemy action.
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