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American missions against Kure and Kure Harbor
April 2, 1945 - July 29, 1945

April 2, 1945
(20th AF) 6 B-29s mine the harbor at Kure between 0000 and 0400 hours local without loss.

June 22, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 215: 162 B-29s attack the Kure Naval Arsenal and 12 others hit alternate targets; 72% of the roof area of the arsenal is damaged; 2 B-29s are lost.

July 1, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 240: 152 B-29s attack the Kure urban area destroying 1.3 square miles (3.4 square km), 40% of the city; 2 other B-29s hit alternate targets.

July 23, 1945
(FEAF) Single B-24s on armed reconnaissance hit Kure Harbor

July 24, 1945
(USN) Task Force 38 aircraft attack hit Inland Sea shipping in the Kure area

July 28, 1945
(FEAF) 70+ B-24s bomb shipping at Kure, claiming direct hits on Battleship Haruna and an aircraft carrier anchored in Kure Harbor. Lost are B-24J "Taloa" 44-40716 and B-24J "Lonesome Lady" 44-40680.

July 29, 1945
(FEAF) 70+ B-24s pound shipping at Kure. P-47s hit the harbor at Kure

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