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    Kadena Airfield (Kadena AFB) Okinawa Prefecture Japan
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US Army August 1945

Location
Lat 26° 21' 20N Long 127° 46' 3E  Kadena Airfield is located at Kadena near Yontan Airfield on the western coast of Okinawa in Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan.

Construction
Built by the Japanese.

Wartime History
During April 1945, Kadena Airfield was captured by U. S. forces and was repaired and put into use as an American airfield.

American units based at Kadena
(7th AF) HQ 319th BG, 437th, 439th and 440th BS (A-26s) from USA July 2, 1945 - ?
(7th AF) 319th BG, 438th BS (A-26s) from USA July 3, 1945 - ?
(8th AF) HQ 333d BG, 435th, 460th and 507th BS arrive August 5, 1945
U. S. Marine Corps units based at Kadena
VMF-212 (F4U) Samar June 7, 1945 until the end of the Pacific War

Postwar
Renamed known as Kadena Air Force Base (Kadena AFB).

Today
Still in use today as Kadena Air Force Base (Kadena AFB). The airport has two runways at an elevation of 143'. The first runway is oriented 23L / 05R 12,100' x 200' surfaced with concrete. The second runway is oriented 23R / 05L 12,100' x 300' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: RODN. IATA: DNA. Listed as a military airport.

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Last Updated
February 9, 2018

 

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