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    Kure Harbor Hiroshima Prefecture | Honshū Japan
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USN July 28, 1945

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USN March 1946
Location
Kure Harbor borders Kure inside Hiroshima Bay in Hiroshima Prefecture in the Chūgoku Region of Honshū in Japan. Beyond is the Inland Sea. Offshore is Karahashi-jima, Eta Jima and Mitsukojima (Mitsugojima).

Wartime History
Kure Harbor was an important Japanese Navy anchorage. Kure Harbor was dubbed the "Imperial Navy's Harbor". During 1945, targeted by Allied aircraft and subjected to bombing by U. S. Navy (USN) carrier aircraft and U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress and B-24 Liberators.

American missions against Kure and Kure Harbor
March 19, 1945–July 29, 1945

Today
Kure Harbor is a base for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF).

Amagi
Anchored as anti-aircraft defensive off Mitsukojima partially sunk July 27, 1945 scrapped 1947.

Haruna
Damaged March 19, 1945 in Kure Harbor and scrapped post war.

Aoba
Damaged July 24–25, 1945 and scrapped 1946–1947.

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October 5, 2020

 

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