Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
    Kisarazu Airfield Tokyo Japan
Click For Enlargement
IJN August 1945

Click For Enlargement
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 by the Imperial Japanese Navy as a military airfield.

Wartime History
Kisarazu Airfield was used by the Imperial Japanese Navy for the duration of the Pacific War. 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 the J9Y Kikka jet prototype. On August 7, 1945 J9Y Kikka Prototype 1 made a successful test flight and became the first jet to fly in Japan. August 11, 1945, the same jet made another test flight with two rocket assisted take off (RATO) units installed under the wings but suffered a crash landing.

Postwar
During the US occupation of Japan, Navy Air Transport Service (NATS) was based at Kisarazu Airfield.

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

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

Map
Map 1945
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram