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    Kisarazu Airfield Tokyo Japan
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IJN August 1945

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USN c1945

Location
Lat 139° 55' 0" E Long 35° 24' 0" N  Kisarazu Airfield is located at Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture on Honshū in Japan. Borders Tokyo Bay to the west and Tokyo to the northwest.

Construction
Built prewar as a Navy airfield.

Wartime History
Kisarazu Airfield was used by the Japanese as a military airfield for the duration of the Pacific War until the surrender of Japan.

The Kisarazu Kokutai was formed at Kisarazu Airfield operating the G4M1 Betty. On November 1, 1942 redesignated the 707 Kokutai.

During early August 1945, the Japanese Navy conducted test flights of prototype aircraft. On August 7, 1945 J9Y Kikka Prototype 1 made a successful test flight, the first Japanese jet aircraft. August 11, 1945, the same jet made another test flight with two rocket assisted take off (RATO) units installed but suffered a crash landing.

Postwar
Used by American occupation forces after the war. US Navy NATS flight operations were based at Kisarazu Airfield.

References
Survey of Japanese Airfields in the Empire Area. CinCPac-CinCPOA Sept. 1944

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Last Updated
February 6, 2018

 

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