WWII Images Historical Events Books Daily
HOME contact
Recent News

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

History to Share?

Help us record history!

Do you have something to share regarding WWII?

Send us your facts, figures, stories, photos or (oops!) corrections to steve@wwarii.com.




home | privacy policy | terms & conditions | contact