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    Kumamoto Prefecture Kyūshū Island Japan
Location
Kumamoto Prefecture spans the western portion of Kyūshū Island in Japan.

Kumamoto
Lat 32° 46' 60N Long 130° 43' 60E  Kumamoto is located at an elevation of 88' / 26m above sea level capital of Kumamoto Prefecture on the west coast of Kyūshū Island in Japan.

August 10, 1945
(FEAF) 80 B-24s, 118 B-25s, and 220+ P-47s and P-38s pound the Kumamoto area.

Matsubase (Uki)
Matsubase was a town located in Shimomashiki District. On January 15, 2005 Matsubase was merged with the towns of Misumi and Shiranuhi, both from Uto District, and the towns of Ogawa and Toyono, from Shimomashiki District, to form the new city of Uki and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

American missions against Matsubase
July 27, 1945–August 7, 1945

July 27, 1945
(FEAF) P-47s hit communications and industrial targets including Matsubase.

August 7, 1945
(FEAF) 345th BG B-25s hit bridges and other targets at Matsubase. Lost is B-25J 44-31300 (POW, executed).

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June 16, 2020

 

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