"Kobe strike" United States B-29 bombers drop 3200 pounds of bombs over Kobe, Japan. Bombs impact causes a pillar of smoke to rise up.
Views of Japan soon before World War II. Animated map shows Osaka and movement to Kobe. Elevated sweeping views of Kobe Japan harbor, ships at harbor, freight loaded in ship and ship 'Argentina Maru'. Streets of downtown Kobe with buildings and shops, and 1930s automobiles passing by pedestrians. Dock and harbor views in Kobe. Goods loaded onto ships at harbor for transport. Boxes being hoisted by cranes onto ships. Japanese citizens in passenger cruise ship wave the flag of Japan. School children in uniform stand on docks and wave at departing ship as it leaves dock. View of ocean water churning behind ocean going passenger cruise ship underway.
wish the troops in the ship 'Argentina Maru'. View of sea and cherry blossoms.
A survey of incendiary bomb damages inflicted upon Kobe, Japan during World War II. A view from a fire tower shows Kobe Hospital. Burnt out area of Higashiyama-cho. The south portion of Higashiyama-cho and the south west part of Kusunoki-cho. A view across the south part of Kusunoki-cho, Aicicho, north part of Minato-cho, and the port area south east of Kobe. A view of the area from Kobe station to Kawasaki-cho area and the Mitsubishi Heavy Industry work shop area and a dock area.
Kyoto Imperial Palace and a market place in Japan. A large group of 3rd grade school children march through the grounds of Kyoto Imperial Palace. Children stop to pick flowers and rest. In Kobe: Japanese people pass through a shop area. A narrow street and newly erected shops in temporary buildings in Japanese market area.
Aerial views of bomb damage in Kobe, Japan during World War II. Aerial views from an aircraft showing bomb damaged city. Aircraft passes over a canal. Damaged hangar at airfield with parked planes.
A survey of incendiary bomb damages inflicted upon Kobe, Japan during World War II. A view from a fire tower shows Minato-cho, Eizawa-cho,and Mikawaquchi-cho. The main amusement street which runs south east from the fire tower. A view of Higashi Yanagiwara-cho. Kobe Harbor area as seen from atop a 180 feet tower located in the central park of Kobe.