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See also locations and airstrips US airfields. 2 sites are useful to find distance between 2 airfields
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Airstrips and positions of IJA and IJN airfields
NameLatitudeLongitudeTermCapacityAirstrip [m]Status
Deboyne Lagoon-10.72152.37-42.5--Papua New Guinea 1975
Indispensable Reefs -12.67160.4242.9-42.11--Solomon Islands 1978
Attu52.8
5251′
173.2
17311′
42.6-43.5--Alaska
Kiska 51.97
5158′
177.48
17730
42.6-43.7500800x70Alaska
Shumshu50°44′156°19′ 42.6-43.7

Russia 1945
Wake 19.3166.7 43.10-45.83,7001800x150
<1500x150>x2
US unorganized,
unincorporated territory
Mile(Mili)6.13171.9242.8-441,0001200x80
1200x40
the Marshall Islands

Independent 1990
Imiej(Jaluit) 05-55N169-39E ---
Eniwetok Atoll 11°30′162°20′43.4-44.13001,200x80
800x90
Wotje, Kwajalein9.44170.0241.5-44.11,5001500x80
1050x80
Ruote
(Roi-Namur)
9.40167.4841.10-44.15,200<1100x70>x2
1330x70
Taroa,
Maloelap Atoll
8.72
8°42′
171.23
171°14′
41.6-44.12,300<1500x80>x2
Palau HBR7.32134.47 41.12-44.2--Independent 1994
PaganI18°06′145°46′ 41.8-44.113301000x100US Commonwealth 1986
1st, Saipan15.2
15°11′
145.7
145°45′
40.8-44.61,9001200x100
2nd, Saipan15.2145.7 44.5-44.6building1200x55
3rd, Saipan15.2145.7 44.6-building1200x50
1st, Tinian 15.0145.6 42.4-44.69001500x80
2nd, Tinian15.0145.6 40-44.62,0001200
1st, Guam13.5144.8 44.4-44.61,5001400x150US organized territory
1950
2nd, Guam13.5144.8 44.4-44.62,8001700x150
Param, Truk7.3
7°25′
151.6
151°47′
43-45.51,0001200x100Federated States of Micronesia
Eten, Truk 40-45.63001200x100
Moen, Truk 43-45.82,000<1200x100>x2
Peleliu I7.02
7°01′
134.25
134°15′
39-44.81,030<1200x80>x2Independent 1994
1st, Iwojima24.7141.4 43.9-45.29501500x80
1200x100
800x60
Returned 1968
2nd, Iwojima24.7141.4 43.9-45.21,2001500x80
1200x80
(1100x100)
3rd, Iwojima24.7141.4 43.9-45.29501200x100
Chichijima27.1142.232-45.8

Returned 1968
Hachijyojima33.1139.827-45.8

Civil use 1954
Miyakojima24.8125.343-45.3

Civil 1956
Naka(Kadena)26.4127.844.9-45.3

USAF
Iejima26.7127.244-45.3

US Marine
Kikai-jima28°29′129° 55′44-45.7
<1000x20>x2Civil 1968
Tanegashima30.6131.044-45.7

Abolished

IJA mainland
NameLatitudeLongitudeTermAirstrip [m]Returned/Resumed date
Kashiwa(Camp Tomlinson)35.9139.9 38-45.815001979Aug14, abolished
Narimasu (Grant Heights )35.7139.6 43.12-45.81200x601973Sep30, abolished
Minami, Mito36.4140.638-45.81600x1100Returned 1973,
abolished
Higashi, Mito36.4140.641-45.81300x1400
Kita, Mito36.4140.645-45.82000x800
Chofu35.7139.5 41.4-45.81100x80
675x80
Returned 1973,
civil 2001

IJN mainland
NameLatitudeLongitudeTermAirstrip [m]Returned/Resumed date
Misawa 40°42′19″ 141°22′19″41-45.8-USAF 1950
Kisarazu 35.38139.9-45.8-US controls, JASDF 1956
Atsugi(USN Air Facility Atsugi) 35.5139.542-45.8-USN 1950, JMSDF 1971
Omura 32.92129.9223-45.8-JMSDF 1955
Kanoya 31.4130.836-45.8-JMSDF 1954
IJA&IJN Itatsuke(USAF) 33.58130.4536-45.8-Returned 1972

Airfields in Kyushu, Amami, and Okinawa
IJA and IJN built a lot of airfields in Kyushu to try intercept US aircraft. There were IJN Oroku, Kikaijima, Amami, Tanegashima, Kanoya, Kushiyoshi, Shibushi, Kasahara, Kagoshima, Iwakawa, Kokubu1, Kokubu2, Izumi, Miyazaki, Hitoyoshi, Tomioka, Isahaya, Tomie, Ohmura, Ohita, Usa, Tsuzuki. There were also IJA Kita (Yomitan), Naka (Kadena), Tokunoshima, Kamibeppu, Chiran, Mansei, Miyakonojyoh-higashi, Miyakonojyoh-nishi, Kiwaki, Nitttabara, Karasebara, Yatsushiro, Kumanosho, Takase, Kumamoto, Kikuchi, Kuroishibara, Chikugo, Medachibara, Tachiarai, Fukuoka, Karinosu, Ashiya and Sone.

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