Lat 34° 40' 60N Long 135° 10' 0E Kobe capital of Hyōgo Prefecture in the Kansai Region of Honshū in Japan. Borders Osaka Bay to the south and Osaka to the east. Today, Kobe is Japan's fifth largest city.
American missions against Kobe
April 18, 1942–July 30, 1945
Kawasaki Dockyard Company
Shipbuilding company located at Kobe. Built ships, repairs, engineering, steel maker. Builder of warships, cargo vessels and ocean liners.
Kobe Gokou Jinja
Shrine at Kobe "For the souls of the KIA who fought bravely for the defense of the fatherland." The shrine has several memorials to Japanese servicemen.
Erected by the 68th Sentai and 78th Sentai Hien Pilots Association, for the hundreds of KIA pilots and ground crewmen at Gokoku Jinja Shrine. The two kanji letters on top translate to "Brave Souls".
Kawanishi Konan Plant
Located in Kobe today
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October 23, 2019