Lat 26° 11' 45N Long 127° 38' 45E Naha Airfield is located two miles
south of Naha on Okinawa Island in Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan. Located at an elevation of 12' above sea level.
Built by the Japanese as a military airfield.
Used by the Japanese until the American landing on Okinawa on April 1, 1945. When U. S. forces occupied the airfield, several Japanese aircraft were captured or abandoned at the airfield including G3M2 Nell Tail KEA-395.
On June 21, 1960 B-29-15-MO Superfortress 42-65234 piloted by Major Clarence C. Rarick from the 6023rd Radar Evaluation Squadron landed at Naha Air Base after a routine radar evaluation mission. This was the last flight of a U. S. Air Force B-29.
Still in use today as "Naha Airport" as a civilian airport and port of entry. The single runway oriented 36/18 measures 9,840' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: ROAH / IATA: OKA. This airport is the main civilian airport on Okinawa Island with direct flights from Japan and a few international destinations.
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September 24, 2018