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    Motoyama No. 2 (Airfield No. 2, North Field) Iwo Jima Japan
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USMC Feb 20, 1945

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Location
Lat 24° 47' 2N Long 141° 19' 22E  Motoyama No. 2 Airfield is located in the center of Iwo Jima at an elevation of 384' above sea level. Also known as "Airfield No. 2" or "North Field".

Construction
Built by the Japanese.

Japanese Use
Used by the Japanese and used as an airfield and defensive position until the USMC assault on February 19, 1945. Several Japanese aircraft were abandoned at the airfield.

American Use
After the Battle of Iwo Jima, this airfield was repaired and lengthened by American forces to accommodate B-29s making emergency landings. Known to Americans as 'North Field'

American units based at North Field
506th FG, HQ, 462nd FS (P-51) USA April 24, 45
506th FG, 457th FS (P-51) USA April 24, 45
506th FG, 458th FS (P-51) USA April 24, 45
414th FG, HQ US July 7, 1945
414th FG, 413th FS US (P-47) July 7, 1945
414th FG, 437th FS US (P-47) July 7, 1945
414th FG, 456th FS US (P-47) July 7, 1945

Today
Still in use today as a military airport used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), the only airfield on Iwo Jima. The single runway is oriented 25/07 measures 8,700' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: RJAW and IATA: IWO.

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February 8, 2018

 

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