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American missions against Kobe
April 18, 1942 - July 30, 1945

April 18, 1942
(USAAF) Doolittle Raid on Japan: 15 of the B-25's bomb in Japan, the principal targets including Kobe.

February 4, 1945
(20th AF) 69 B-29s bomb the urban area of Kobe

March 16, 1945
(20th AF) 307 B-29s fire-raid Kobe in the heaviest attack to date, bombing from 5,000 to 9,500 feet (1,524 to 2,896 m) during the predawn hours of 16/17.

March 18, 1945
(USN) USN Vice Admiral Mitscher's fast carrier squadron attacks the Japanese fleet in in the Kure-Kobe area.

May 11, 1945
(20th AF) 92 B-29s bomb the Kawanishi aircraft plant at Kobe

June 5, 1945
(20th AF) 473 B-29s bomb the city of Kobe with incendiaries. Lost are 11 B-29s including B-29 "Indian Maid" Serial Number 42-24809

June 17, 1945
(20th AF) 25 B-29s mine waters around Kobe

June 27, 1945
(20th AF) During the night of 27/28 B-29s mine the harbor of Kobe

July 19, 1945
(20th AF) B-29s lay mines in the Kobe area.

July 30, 1945
(20th AF) P-51s attack targets throughout the Kobe-Osaka area.

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