September 4, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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TUESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 1945
U. S. Army: Tama Airfield (Fussa Airfield, Yokota Airfield) is occupied by a detachment from the U. S. Army, 1st Cavalry Division led by a Lieutenant that arrived in jeeps. Undamaged by U. S. bombing, Yokota became an important logistical base during the early phases of the U. S. occupation of Japan. Renamed the airfield "Fussa Army Airfield" or "Fussa Airfield". By the end of the month, renamed "Yokota Army Airfield" for Yokota to the east.