February 20, 1945
Located in the center of Iwo Jima.
Used by the Japanese and used as an airfield and defenseive position until the USMC assault on February 19, 1945. Several Japanese aircraft were abandoned at the airfield.
After the battle,
it was repaired and lengthened by American forces to accommodate B-29s making emergency landings. Known to Americans as 'North Field'
American Units Based at North Field
506th FG, HQ, 462nd FS (P-51) USA April 24, 45
506th FG, 457th FS (P-51) USA April 24, 45
506th FG, 458th FS (P-51) USA April 24, 45
414th FG, HQ US July 7, 1945 -
414th FG, 413th FS US (P-47) July 7, 1945 -
414th FG, 437th FS US (P-47) July 7, 1945 -
414th FG, 456th FS US (P-47) July 7, 1945 -
is the only strip still in use on the island, airport code: RJAW. It is used
as a base for the Japanese Self Defense forces.
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