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Main street of Arita, northeast of Sasebo
Main street of Arita, northeast of Sasebo
Main street of Arita, northeast of Sasebo.
Inside shot of middle-class home
Inside shot of middle-class home
Inside shot of middle-class home.
Sasebo Main Street
Sasebo Main Street
Sasebo Main Street.
Front view of estate
Front view of estate
Front view of estate.
Typical sight of loaded women
Typical sight of loaded women
Typical sight of loaded women.
Even the very old did their share
Even the very old did their share
Even the very old did their share.
Japanese bicycle-taxi near Kashima
Japanese bicycle-taxi near Kashima
Japanese bicycle-taxi near Kashima.
Military college, 5th Marine Headquarters
Military college, 5th Marine Headquarters
Military college, 5th Marine Headquarters.
Kids - very colorful kimonos
Kids - very colorful kimonos
Kids - very colorful kimonos.
Country estate of rich farmer
Country estate of rich farmer
Country estate of rich farmer.
Japanese Washrack
Japanese Washrack
Japanese Washrack.
Sasebo
Sasebo
Sasebo.
 Japanese Army-Navy hospital - southern end of valley
Japanese Army-Navy hospital - southern end of valley
Japanese Army-Navy hospital - southern end of valley.
Typical farm wife with child on her back
Typical farm wife with child on her back
Typical farm wife with child on her back.
 Closer view of the city showing the firebombed area
Closer view of the city showing the firebombed area
Closer view of the city showing the firebombed area.
Stateside hair cut???
Stateside hair cut???
Stateside hair cut???.
Close of factories
Close of factories
Close of factories.
Missionary school
Missionary school
Missionary school.
Charcoal burners used in lieu of gasoline
Charcoal burners used in lieu of gasoline
Charcoal burners used in lieu of gasoline.
 Former church located on the very edge of the bomb blast
Former church located on the very edge of the bomb blast
Former church located on the very edge of the bomb blast.
Early morning, Sept. 22, 1945, Sasebo, Japan
Early morning, Sept. 22, 1945, Sasebo, Japan
Early morning, Sept. 22, 1945, Sasebo, Japan.
Late evening, Sept. 21, 1945, Sasebo, Japan
Late evening, Sept. 21, 1945, Sasebo, Japan
Late evening, Sept. 21, 1945, Sasebo, Japan.
Little Miss, with Sasebo Harbor in background
Little Miss, with Sasebo Harbor in background
Little Miss, with Sasebo Harbor in background.
Air view of rice paddies
Air view of rice paddies
Air view of rice paddies.
Country village
Country village
Country village.
This factory moved 95% underground
This factory moved 95% underground
This factory moved 95% underground.
 Church approximately seven miles down the southern end of the valley
Church approximately seven miles down the southern end of the valley
Church approximately seven miles down the southern end of the valley.
 Inside view of the Catholic Church, Sacred Heart, Main Street, Sasebo
Inside view of the Catholic Church, Sacred Heart, Main Street, Sasebo
Inside view of the Catholic Church, Sacred Heart, Main Street, Sasebo.
One of three Peace Planes
One of three Peace Planes
One of three Peace Planes.
 The outer harbor looking east to China, Sasebo, Japan
The outer harbor looking east to China, Sasebo, Japan
The outer harbor looking east to China, Sasebo, Japan.
Not so the farmer - his wife his partner
Not so the farmer - his wife his partner
Not so the farmer - his wife his partner.
Looking across town
Looking across town
Looking across town.
The main theater, Sasebo, gutted
The main theater, Sasebo, gutted
The main theater, Sasebo, gutted.
 Air view of the Kumamoto Mountains across the Shimabara Kaiwan Bay
Air view of the Kumamoto Mountains across the Shimabara Kaiwan Bay
Air view of the Kumamoto Mountains across the Shimabara Kaiwan Bay.
The main shopping area
The main shopping area
The main shopping area.
The sun has set on Japan
The sun has set on Japan
The sun has set on Japan.
 Approximately eight miles to the northeast of the valley, only the blast reached                here
Approximately eight miles to the northeast of the valley, only the blast reached here
Approximately eight miles to the northeast of the valley, only the blast reached here.
Convoy making up in Pearl Harbor
Convoy making up in Pearl Harbor
Convoy making up in Pearl Harbor.
Flying over the residential area
Flying over the residential area
Flying over the residential area.
Typical forward area Post Office
Typical forward area Post Office
Typical forward area Post Office.
Three Japanese aircraft carriers
Three Japanese aircraft carriers
Three Japanese aircraft carriers.
Mountainside entrance to underground factory
Mountainside entrance to underground factory
Mountainside entrance to underground factory.
Notice the very large doll on the child's back
Notice the very large doll on the child's back
Notice the very large doll on the child's back.
 Large airplane factory. At the upper end of valley, or north end
Large airplane factory. At the upper end of valley, or north end
Large airplane factory. At the upper end of valley, or north end.
Always trucks
Always trucks
Always trucks.
It's quite humid in this area
It's quite humid in this area
It's quite humid in this area.
 All except the middle-class city man - his wife his serf
All except the middle-class city man - his wife his serf
All except the middle-class city man - his wife his serf.
 Vertical view of a string of factories at the southern end of the Nagasaki                Valley
Vertical view of a string of factories at the southern end of the Nagasaki Valley
Vertical view of a string of factories at the southern end of the Nagasaki Valley.
Real comfort below-decks
Real comfort below-decks
Real comfort below-decks.
Japanese squat facing the high end
Japanese squat facing the high end
Japanese squat facing the high end.
 Rice fields, with part of Saga Mountain Range in background
Rice fields, with part of Saga Mountain Range in background
Rice fields, with part of Saga Mountain Range in background.
Result of blast - southern end of valley
Result of blast - southern end of valley
Result of blast - southern end of valley.
Taken near Haiki, 10 miles from Sasebo
Taken near Haiki, 10 miles from Sasebo
Taken near Haiki, 10 miles from Sasebo.
Sasebo from the air
Sasebo from the air
Sasebo from the air.
Closer view of Sasebo
Closer view of Sasebo
Closer view of Sasebo.
 Airstrip of mowed grass at V.M.O. 5 Seaplane Base, Sasebo
Airstrip of mowed grass at V.M.O. 5 Seaplane Base, Sasebo
Airstrip of mowed grass at V.M.O. 5 Seaplane Base, Sasebo.
Looking over the city of Omuta
Looking over the city of Omuta
Looking over the city of Omuta.
Sasebo's inner harbor
Sasebo's inner harbor
Sasebo's inner harbor.
 Landing at the Seaplane Base of the great Sasebo Naval Base, Sept. 22,                1945
Landing at the Seaplane Base of the great Sasebo Naval Base, Sept. 22, 1945
Landing at the Seaplane Base of the great Sasebo Naval Base, Sept. 22, 1945.
His home
His home
His home.
Inside said bunkhouse - former factory
Inside said bunkhouse - former factory
Inside said bunkhouse - former factory.
From the bridge to forward deck
From the bridge to forward deck
From the bridge to forward deck.
 Women carry male children until quite an advanced age
Women carry male children until quite an advanced age
Women carry male children until quite an advanced age.
Japanese plane factory, not far from Omuta
Japanese plane factory, not far from Omuta
Japanese plane factory, not far from Omuta.
Japanese working for 98th N.C.B. cutting grass
Japanese working for 98th N.C.B. cutting grass
Japanese working for 98th N.C.B. cutting grass.
Threshing rice
Threshing rice
Threshing rice.
 Ten million people live on the island of Kyushu alone
Ten million people live on the island of Kyushu alone
Ten million people live on the island of Kyushu alone.
These shrines were out of bounds to all troops
These shrines were out of bounds to all troops
These shrines were out of bounds to all troops.
Sweating out the trip home
Sweating out the trip home
Sweating out the trip home.
 Main street of Sasa Village, approximately 20 miles north of Sasebo
Main street of Sasa Village, approximately 20 miles north of Sasebo
Main street of Sasa Village, approximately 20 miles north of Sasebo.
A great factory for making catapults
A great factory for making catapults
A great factory for making catapults.
 The first Christian service to be held in this area
The first Christian service to be held in this area
The first Christian service to be held in this area.
Firebombing hit in spots, leaving others untouched
Firebombing hit in spots, leaving others untouched
Firebombing hit in spots, leaving others untouched.
Sad Sacks, the day of leaving, Hawaii
Sad Sacks, the day of leaving, Hawaii
Sad Sacks, the day of leaving, Hawaii.
Sasebo main street
Sasebo main street
Sasebo main street.
Inside view of underground factory
Inside view of underground factory
Inside view of underground factory.
Entrance to a Buddhist temple
Entrance to a Buddhist temple
Entrance to a Buddhist temple.
Some mail did come
Some mail did come
Some mail did come.
The air view from Omora. This section untouched
The air view from Omora. This section untouched
The air view from Omora. This section untouched.
 Approximately 12 miles from bomb blast, to the north, beyond the end of the                valley
Approximately 12 miles from bomb blast, to the north, beyond the end of the valley
Approximately 12 miles from bomb blast, to the north, beyond the end of the valley.
Saw a great deal of this
Saw a great deal of this
Saw a great deal of this.
We stand in line to eat!!! We Stand in Line!!!
We stand in line to eat!!! We Stand in Line!!!
We stand in line to eat!!! We Stand in Line!!!.
Entrance to Shinto Shrine
Entrance to Shinto Shrine
Entrance to Shinto Shrine.
 The entire valley was a complete ruin, looking South
The entire valley was a complete ruin, looking South
The entire valley was a complete ruin, looking South.
View of Sonogi, Japan, with terraced rice paddies
View of Sonogi, Japan, with terraced rice paddies
View of Sonogi, Japan, with terraced rice paddies.
A few miles further on, up the same valley
A few miles further on, up the same valley
A few miles further on, up the same valley.
Better than average farm house
Better than average farm house
Better than average farm house.
 The residential area, protected from the bomb blast to the north by a range of                hills
The residential area, protected from the bomb blast to the north by a range of hills
The residential area, protected from the bomb blast to the north by a range of hills.
Curing rice in sunlight
Curing rice in sunlight
Curing rice in sunlight.
Very little land goes to waste in Japan
Very little land goes to waste in Japan
Very little land goes to waste in Japan.
Roadside shrine hidden in the rocks
Roadside shrine hidden in the rocks
Roadside shrine hidden in the rocks.
 Nagasaki, bomb dropped midway in the upper center, looking north, Aug. 9,                1945
Nagasaki, bomb dropped midway in the upper center, looking north, Aug. 9, 1945
Nagasaki, bomb dropped midway in the upper center, looking north, Aug. 9, 1945.
 Inland waterways on air flight from Sasebo to Nagasaki
Inland waterways on air flight from Sasebo to Nagasaki
Inland waterways on air flight from Sasebo to Nagasaki.
View of terraced fields
View of terraced fields
View of terraced fields.
Japanese police
Japanese police
Japanese police.
Plenty of room to enjoy the beautiful trip out
Plenty of room to enjoy the beautiful trip out
Plenty of room to enjoy the beautiful trip out.
 As a rule, it's the women's place in front of the load
As a rule, it's the women's place in front of the load
As a rule, it's the women's place in front of the load.
Middle class city house
Middle class city house
Middle class city house.
Alleys of Sasebo
Alleys of Sasebo
Alleys of Sasebo.
The Valley of Death. Nagasaki, Japan
The Valley of Death. Nagasaki, Japan
The Valley of Death. Nagasaki, Japan.

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