35.710N) was an industrial suburb of Tokyo.
Hitachi had an airframe
factory here that produced various trainer aircraft. Tachikawa Hikoki K.K. also had an
airframe factory here, with the approximate production schedule:
|Aircraft Type||Average Airframes Per Month||Starting Month||Ending Month|
The aircraft factory was bombed by carrier aircraft
on 17 February 1945, which inflicted significant damage. It was bombed
again in a night precision attack on 3 April 1945 with negligible
results. It was attacked a third time on 24 April 1945 by 135 B-29s, of which 101 were able to bomb through poor weather. These dropped 473.1 tons of bombs and completely wrecked the plant.
Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2011-7-7)
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