Members of a US military inspection team visit a dry dock at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima. Photo: US Navy Members of a US military inspection team visit a dry dock at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima. Photo: US Navy
Members of a US military inspection team visit a dry dock at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima. Photo: US Navy
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Discovered: forgotten Japanese midget submarine base built for WW2 suicide missions

  • The submarines would have been tasked with attacking the Allied invasion fleet that was expected to try to land forces on Kyushu
  • Nearly all military sites were identified and razed by the Allied Occupation forces after Japan’s surrender in 1945

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Members of a US military inspection team visit a dry dock at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima. Photo: US Navy Members of a US military inspection team visit a dry dock at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima. Photo: US Navy
Members of a US military inspection team visit a dry dock at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima. Photo: US Navy
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