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Allied forces conducted many air raids on Japan during World War II, causing extensive destruction to the country's cities and killing between 241,000 and 900,000 people. Wikipedia

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  • List of all battles involving the United States during World War II.  Wikipedia

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    Air raid conducted by the United States Navy on 18 July 1945 during the last weeks of the Pacific War. The raid's main target, though anti-aircraft positions and other warships at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal were also attacked. Wikipedia

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  • Meanwhile, the United States Army Air Forces launched a massive firebombing campaign of strategic cities in Japan in an effort to destroy Japanese war industry and civilian morale.World War II-Wikipedia
  • On July 1, 1945, near the end of World War II, Kumamoto was bombed in an Allied air raid that destroyed one square mile, which was 20% of the city's area.Kumamoto-Wikipedia
  • Kanazawa was one of the few major Japanese cities to be spared destruction by air raids during World War II, and as a result, much of Kanazawa's considerable architectural heritage has been preserved.Kanazawa-Wikipedia
  • The USAAF firebombed a total of 67 Japanese cities, killing 393,000 civilians and destroying 65% of built-up areas.World War II-Wikipedia
  • On August 5, 1945 approximately 64.2% of the urban core of the city was destroyed during World War II during air raids which followed the dropping of propaganda leaflets warning of the impending attacks.Maebashi-Wikipedia
  • He proposed that MacArthur announce that the UN would employ the firebombing methods that "brought Japan to its knees".Korean War-Wikipedia

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