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    Kure Harbor Hiroshima Prefecture | Honshū Japan
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USN c1945

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USN March 1946
Kure Harbor borders Kure in Hiroshima Bay in Hiroshima Prefecture in the Chūgoku Region of Honshū in Japan.

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

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

Anchored as anti-aircraft defensive in Kure Harbor partially sunk on July 27-28, 1945

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

Damaged July 24–25, 1945 and scrapped during 1946–1947

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Last Updated
April 6, 2020


July 28, 1945

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