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Timeline Event:


Jul 14, 1945

USS South Dakota (BB-57), fired the initial salvo of the first naval gunfire bombardment of the Japanese Home Islands followed a second later by fire from USS Indiana (BB-58). The target was the Japan Iron Company at Kamaishi, 250 miles north of Tokyo.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  World War II History


Date Added: 2011-07-14

Tags: Battleship, Bombardment, Japan, USS Indiana, USS South Dakota


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