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    Gifu Airfield (Kagamigahara, JASDF Gifu Air Base) Gifu Prefecture | Honshū Japan
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USAAF Nov 23, 1944
Location
Lat 35° 23' 39N Long 136° 52' 11E  Gifu Airfield is located at an elevation of 128' above sea level to the south of Kagamigahara in the Tokaido Section of Gifu Prefecture in the Chūbu Region of central Honshū in Japan. Adjacent was the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kagamigahara Plant. Also known as Kagamigahara Airfield or Kagamigahara Airport. Today known as Gifu Airport or JASDF Gifu Air Base.

Construction
Built prewar by the Japanese Army.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as a training base and to ferry aircraft completed at the Kagamigahara Plant.

Japanese units at Gifu
5th Sentai (Ki-45, Ki-100) 1945

During 1945, the 5th Sentai operating Ki-45 Nicks and Ki-100 fighters to defend the Nagoya area. Starting in early June 1945 attacked by U. S. aircraft until late July 1945.

American missions against Gifu Airfield (Kagamigahara)
June 9, 1945–July 20, 1945

Today
Still in use today Gifu Airport as a military base used by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). Also known as JASDF Gifu Air Base. The single runway is oriented 28/10 measures 8,860' x 150' surfaced with concrete. Airport codes: ICAO: RJNG IATA: QGU.

Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum
(Japanese Self Defense Force Base) JIETAI Base Air Development and Test Wing at Kagamigahara/Gifu. Local permission is necessary enter the base, other than public events. The museum has an E13A Jake on display.

References
NARA U. S. Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific) Joint Target Group Target Information Sheet "Kawasaki Aircraft Kagamigahara Plant (Kawasaki Kokuki Kogyo, Gifu, Kojo) Kagamigahara, Japan" page 76
(Page 76) "Kagamigahara Military Airport (Target 90.20-249)."

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