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    Amami Ōshima (Amami-O-Shima) Kagoshima Prefecture | Amami Islands Japan

Location
Lat 28°17′N Long 129°22′E  Amami Ōshima is the largest island in the Amami Islands (Amami-guntō), roughly halfway between Okinawa and Kyūshū. Known to the Americans as "Amami-O-Shima".

Wartime History
During the war, the Japanese Navy maintained an oil storage facility on this island. Also, a seaplane base with a ramp. By May 1945, the island was within range of American fighter based at Ie Shima and bombers elsewhere.

American missions against Amami-O-Shima
May 10 - July 17, 1945

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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Aug 28, 1945
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