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December 28, 1958 -- Koniya, Japan


330-PS-9308-2:   U.S. Navy Aids Japanese Fire Victims, December 1958.    Koniya, Japan.  Shown:  U.S. Navy supplies being loaded off from a Japanese civilian ship to assist the people afflicted by the fire. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9308-2: U.S. Navy Aids Japanese Fire Victims, December 1958. Koniya, Japan. Shown: U.S. Navy supplies being loaded off from a Japanese civilian ship to assist the people afflicted by the fire. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-9308-3:   U.S. Navy Aids Japanese Fire Victims, December 1958.    Koniya, Japan.  Shown:  Destruction of the fire to the town’s areas.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9308-3: U.S. Navy Aids Japanese Fire Victims, December 1958. Koniya, Japan. Shown: Destruction of the fire to the town’s areas. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

USS Yorktown (CVS-10) and nine ships of an (Anti-Submarine Warfare) ASW group were directed to aid the townspeople of Koniya, Japan, who had been left homeless by a fire that swept through the town and destroyed most of its dwellings.   Within 24 hours of the disaster, the group delivered food, medicines, clothing, blankets, and tents to those in need and assisted until Japanese relief arrived. 


330-PS-9308-1:   U.S. Navy Aids Japanese Fire Victims, December 1958.    Koniya, Japan.   Shown:  Unidentified Seventh Fleet personnel discussing the situation with local Japanese.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9308-1: U.S. Navy Aids Japanese Fire Victims, December 1958. Koniya, Japan. Shown: Unidentified Seventh Fleet personnel discussing the situation with local Japanese. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Tue Apr 21 13:22:00 EDT 2020