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    Ishigaki Jima 石垣島 Okinawa Prefecture Japan
Location
Ishigaki Island is located in the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Island Group) in the Sakishima Islands in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. Ishigaki Island is the second largest island in the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Island Group). Surrounded by the East China Sea. Borders Iriomote Island (Iriomote Jima) to the west.

Also known as Ishigakijima or Ishigaki-jima or Ishigaki Jima. During the Pacific War, the Americans referred to this location as Ishigaki Island.

Wartime History
During World War II, many residents of Ishigaki were forcibly made to take refuge on Iriomote Island.

American missions against Ishigaki
June 24, 1945–July 21, 1945

Ishigaki City 石垣市
Located at the southwestern corner of the Ishigaki Island.

Niyaro Airfield
Located on Ishigaki Jima (possibly Ishigaki Airfield).

References
Heaven High, Ocean Deep pages 125, 128-129, 133, 135-137, 140-141, 155, 210 (index)

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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