Cathédrale URAKAMI ( 1875 - 1945 )
The John Bankston Collection
2nd Marine Division, 8th Marines
First American troops to enter Kyushu, Japan
Photos by: Corp. Frank C. Rodgers, Combat Photographer, 2nd Marine Division, 8th Marines
The largest Catholic church on Kyushu Island, Urakami Cathedral,
completed in 1925 after 30 years of work, 6,000 seating capacity,
10,000 of the 15,000 parishioners died in the blast.
It is about 500 meters NE of the hypocenter.