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Kanoya

Kanoya (130.84E 31.39N) was an important Japanese Army base and naval air station on Kyushu. There was also a small training airstrip at nearby Kasanohara.

The airfields (Kanoya and Kanoya East) were became important kamikaze bases and were heavily bombarded by B-29s during the Okinawa campaign. They were also the first airfields on Japan strafed by P-51 Mustangs armed with 5" rockets, which had been diverted from the iroriginal target of Atsugi. The city was an early objective of OLYMPIC, the first stage of DOWNFALL.

Rail connections

Kokuba


References
Frank (1999)

Prange (1981)

Tillman (2010)


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