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Lat 139° 55' 0" E Long 35° 24' 0" N  Kisarazu Airfield is located at Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture on Honshū in Japan. Borders Tokyo Bay to the west and Tokyo to the northwest.

Built prewar by the Imperial Japanese Navy as a military airfield.

Wartime History
Kisarazu Airfield was used by the Imperial Japanese Navy for the duration of the Pacific War. The Kisarazu Kokutai was formed at Kisarazu Airfield operating the G4M1 Betty. On November 1, 1942 redesignated the 707 Kokutai.

During early August 1945, the Japanese Navy conducted test flights of the J9Y Kikka jet prototype. On August 7, 1945 J9Y Kikka Prototype 1 made a successful test flight and became the first jet to fly in Japan. August 11, 1945, the same jet made another test flight with two rocket assisted take off (RATO) units installed under the wings but suffered a crash landing.

During the US occupation of Japan, Navy Air Transport Service (NATS) was based at Kisarazu Airfield.

Survey of Japanese Airfields in the Empire Area. CinCPac-CinCPOA Sept. 1944

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June 29, 2020


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