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    Sonai 祖納 Iriomote Jima | Okinawa Prefecture Japan
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Location
Lat 24° 23' 24N Long 123° 44' 47E  Sonai 祖納 is located at an elevation of 324' / 98m on the northernwest coast of Iriomote Jima in the Yaeyama Islands in the Sakishima Islands in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. Also known as Sonai Town, Sōnō or Sono.

Wartime History
During 1945, a Japanese anti-aircraft gun was emplaced at Sonai. On July 21, 1945 attacked by F4U Corsairs from VMF-212 attack Sonai attacking a small chemical plant and administrative center were hit by 59 rockets and thoroughly strafed, without any observed result.

F4U-4 Corsair Bureau Number 81095
Pilot McGrath MIA July 21, 1945 crashed into the sea southwest of Sonai

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Last Updated
December 19, 2018

 

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