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National Archives #80-G-443316
Known as Gensan to the Japanese,
39.158N) was a major port on the east coast of the Korean
with an excellent natural harbor
(Eiko Bay) protected by a line of
islands. It was first
opened to foreign trade in 1883. There was a naval air station here and the area was protected by a heavy artillery fortress regiment.
The harbor was heavily mined by B-29 Superfortresses of 313 Bombardment Wing during the last weeks of the war.
Temperatures: Jan 34/17, Apr 59/40, Jul 80/67, Oct 65/47, record 103/-7
Rainfall: Jan 5/1.2, Apr 6/2.8, Jul 14/10.8, Oct 6/3.0 == 52.8" per annum
Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2011-8-9)
Pearce and Smith (1990)
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