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    Nagoya Aichi Prefecture | Honshū Japan
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Justin Taylan 2007
Location
Lat 35° 10' 0N Long 136° 55' 0E  Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture in the Chūbu Region on the southern coast of central Honshū in Japan. Also known as Nagoya City it is the nation's third largest city. Borders Ise Bay to the south.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, attacked by American bombers the first air raid was April 18, 1942 during the Dolittle Raid then again starting in the middle of December 1944 by B-29 Superfortress bombers and later by escorting fighter including P-51D Mustangs and P-47 Thunderbolts until August 1945.

American missions against Nagoya
April 18, 1942–August 14, 1945

Nagoya Jo (Nagoya Castle)
Destroyed by B-29 bombing on May 14, 1945. Fumei-mon (Gate) and donjon destroyed during the bombing, rebuilt in March 1978. The grounds and castle are open to tourist today.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Mitsubishi Juukougyou K. K.)
Oe-machi was the big aircraft plant on the southern outskirts of Nagoya. The Army aircraft portion was later known as the Mitsubishi No. 5 Airframe Works. Later, the Dotoku Plant was reported to have opened in February 1943 as an auxiliary to the Oe-machi for production.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Museum
Includes A6M5 Zero, J8M1 Shusui and documents, models and parts from wartime aircraft

Nagoya Arsenal
Military arsenal at Nagoya

Nagoya Airport Aerospace Museum
Present day airport with aviation museum

Komaki Airfield (Kamake, Nagoya Air Base, Nagoya Airport)
Wartime airfield still in use today.

Kasumigaura Airfield
Wartime airfield.

Nagano Airfield
Wartime airfield

Meiji Airfield
Located on the outskirts of Nagoya.

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Last Updated
January 20, 2020

 

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