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    Kanoya Airfield  Japan

Location
31° 22' 3N 130° 50' 44E  Kanoya Airfield is located at Kagoshima on the southern coast of Kyūshū.

Wartime History
During 1945, Kanoya Airfield was used to launch kamikaze attacks. A total of 829 Kamikaze pilots were killed on their missions after taking off from Kanoya Airfield.

Japanese units based at Kanoya
19th Dokuritsu Chutai (Ki-46) 1945

American missions agaisnt Kanoya
April 8, 1945 - August 12, 1945

Today
Still in use today as a Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) military airport.

Kanoya Museum
Museum located at the airbase.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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