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    Haneda Airfield Tokyo Japan
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Location
Lat 35° 33' 8N Long 139° 46' 47E  Haneda Airfield is located on a man made island off Tokyo in Tokyo Bay. Also known as "Haneda Airport" or "Tokyo International Airport".

Construction
Built pre-war as a commercial airport serving the the Tokyo area.

Wartime Usage
During July 1942, captured Allied aircraft were displayed for the public at the airfield, including B-17D 40-3095. During 1944-1945, this airfield was used in the defense of Tokyo.

Postwar
Americans used it for USN air transport command, for all overseas flights in and out of Japan.  After the occupation, the airport was returned to the Japanese as a commercial airport.

By the 1960s, Haneda Airport was close to densely-populated residential and industrial areas, began to suffer from capacity and noise issues that resulted in the Japanese government seeking a site for a new airport to serve the Tokyo area that resulted in Narita Airport opening in 1978.

Today
Still in use today as Haneda Airport or Tokyo International Airport. Haneda has three runways. The first runway is oriented 22/04 measures 8,200' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. The second oriented 34L/16R measured 9,840' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. The third oriented 34R/16L measures 9,840' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: RJTT / IATA: HND.

References
Haneda Airport - Official Website

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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