Lat 43°4′N Long 141°21′E Sapporo is located on the nortern shore of Hokkaido in the Ishikari Subprefecture, and is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture.
On July 14, 1945 and July 15, 1945, thirty B-29 Superfortress bombers dropped 889 tons of E-46 500 lbs incendiary cluster bombs and 500 lbs T4E4 fragmentation cluster bombs into Sapporo at midday during two separate air raids. In the resulting firestorm 190 civilians were killed, 6,788 were injured, 78,000 others remained homeless, and many structures burned. A total of 17.5 percent of Sapporo was destroyed during the war.
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February 4, 2018