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    Sasebo 佐世保市 Nagasaki Prefecture | Kyūshū Japan
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USMC Sept 26, 1945

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USN November 1950

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USN October 8, 1952
Lat 33° 10' 0N Long 129° 43' 0E  Sasebo is located in Nagasaki Prefecture on the western coast of Kyūshū Island in Japan. Borders Sasebo Harbor.

Wartime History
The Sasebo Naval Arsenal (Sasebo Navy Yard) was an important shipbuilding yard and Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) anchorage and base. During 1945 attacked by U. S. aircraft until the end of the Pacific War.

American missions against Sasebo
July 7, 1945–August 10, 1945

During the U. S. occupation of Japan, Sasebo Navy base was used by the U. S. Navy (USN) as a naval base and anchorage and was an important base supporting U. S. Naval operations during the Korean War and is still in use by the U. S. Navy to this day.

Sasebo Airfield
Japanese airfield, occupied by the US Navy postwar

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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