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Kasumigaura

Kasumigaura (140.214E 36.081N) was a large saltwater lake northeast of Tokyo.  The Imperial Navy established its flying school here (Tsuchiura) and named Yamamoto as one of its first commandants. The Kasumigaura, Tsuchiura, and Suzuka Air Groups were based here, with 358 Willow trainers and a handful of torpedo bombers.

After the war, the lake was dammed off from the sea, and it became a freshwater lake.  Regrettably, it has also become heavily polluted, mostly by agricultural runoff.

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