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    Amami Ōshima 奄美大島 (Amami-O-Shima) Amami Islands | Kagoshima Prefecture Japan
Lat 28°17′N Long 129°22′E  Amami Ōshima 奄美大島 is the largest island in the Amami Islands (Amami-Guntō) in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. Located roughly halfway between Okinawa and Kyūshū. During the Pacific War known as "Amami-O-Shima" to the Americans.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) maintained an oil storage facility on Amami Ōshima. Also, a seaplane base with a ramp. By May 1945, the island was within range of American fighter based at Ie Shima and bombers elsewhere.

American missions against Amami-O-Shima
May 10 - July 17, 1945

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Last Updated
August 18, 2020


August 28, 1945
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