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USAAF April 29, 1945
Google Earth Jan 9, 2018
Lat 35° 33' 8N Long 139° 46' 47E Haneda Airfield is located on a man made island in Tokyo Bay to the south of Tokyo. Also known as "Haneda Airport" or "Tokyo International Airport" Tōkyō Kokusai Kūkō 東京国際空港. Borders Kawasaki to the south.
Built pre-war as a commercial airport serving the the Tokyo area.
During July 1942, captured Allied aircraft were displayed for the public at the airfield, including B-17D Flying Fortress 40-3095. During 1944-1945, this airfield was used in the defense of Tokyo.
Americans used it for USN air transport command, for all overseas flights in and out of Japan. After the occupation, the airport was returned to the Japanese as a commercial airport.
By the 1960s, Haneda Airport was close to densely-populated residential and industrial areas, began to suffer from capacity and noise issues that resulted in the Japanese government seeking a site for a new airport to serve the Tokyo area that resulted in Narita Airport opening in 1978.
Still in use today as Haneda Airport or Tokyo International Airport. Haneda has three runways. The first runway is oriented 22/04 measures 8,200' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. The second oriented 34L/16R measured 9,840' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. The third oriented 34R/16L measures 9,840' x 200' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: RJTT / IATA: HND.
Haneda Airport - Official Website
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