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Ishigaki Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan

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ww2dbaseIshigaki Airfield, located across the Maezato and Ohama Districts on Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, was built by the Japanese Army during WW2, using both Japanese and Korean laborers. It began operation in Sep 1942. In the final stages of the war, several special attack units were based at this airfield. On 16 Jun 1956, it became a joint civilian-military airport. Operations ceased at Ishigaki Airport on 6 Mar 2013, and traffic were routed to the newly constructed New Ishigaki Airport across the island.

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Last Major Update: Jan 2016



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Ishigaki Airfield Timeline

16 Jun 1956 Civilian flights began at Ishigaki Airfield on Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
6 Mar 2013 Operations at Ishigaki Airport on Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan ceased.

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Royal Navy Avenger aircraft flying from HMS Indomitable in flight over Ishigaki Airfield, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, 9 May 1945




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WW2-Era Place Name Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
Lat/Long 24.3964, 124.2450
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Royal Navy Avenger aircraft flying from HMS Indomitable in flight over Ishigaki Airfield, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, 9 May 1945


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