WW2 Japanese photo of Yokohama bomb damage

Photo of two men sitting in front of building rubble.

Text written below photo ‘___ Yokohama

Yokohama had 58% of its area destroyed by conventional bombing during WW2.

Glued to photo album paper. Paper has some crinkles, yellowing near top.

5-1/4” x 3-1/4”

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)

 

 

 

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population and most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu.

Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan's prominent port city following the end of Japan's relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports.

…only to be destroyed again by thirty-odd U.S. air raids during World War II. An estimated seven or eight thousand people were killed in a single morning on May 29, 1945 in what is now known as the Great Yokohama Air Raid, when B-29s firebombed the city and in just one hour and nine minutes reduced 42% of it to rubble.

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