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War Damage to Nishiyodogawa

Having become an industrialized area under the wartime economy, Nishiyodogawa invited numerous air raids upon itself during World War II. Great damage was inflicted upon the towns of Himejima, Tsukuda, Owada, Mitejima, Hanagawa, and Nozato, where residential areas has developed along the Hanshin Highway.

Air Raids on Nishiyodogawa Ward

Attack date

(1945)

Main areas

attacked

Damage Suffered in Nishiyodogawa Ward
No. of households No. of people Dead Injured Missing
March 13

1st major air raid

Central Osaka 311 1,107 3 7
June 1

2nd major air raid

N & W Osaka 186 689 5 32 1
June 7

3rd major air raid

NW Osaka 54 115 6 75
June 15

4th major air raid

Unattacked parts of Osaka

Amagasaki City

9,022 29,717 105 493 3
June 26

5th major air raid

Sumitomo Metal

Osaka Army Ordnance Plant

1,135 3,863 70 156

Notes

1. According to Osaka Prefectural Police Reports

2. Prepared from: Oyama, Hitoshi: History of Air Pollution
Damage in Nishiyodogawa
, Toho Publishing, 1988.

War Dead in Nishiyodogawa Ward

Age Male Female Total
1-10 22 14 36
11-20 13 10 23
21-30 13 17 30
31-40 26 17 43
41-50 21 14 35
51-60 10 3 13
61-70 13 4 17
70 or over 5 7 12
Totals 123 86 209

Notes

1. Ages use the traditional calendar-year method.

2. According to reports from the Nishiyodogawa Ward Office.

3. According to Oyama (above).

Urbanization

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