Kadena Air Base
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During the invasion of Okinawa in 1945, the airport was bombed by the US. The damage was repaired and it became a US air base.
The American air base on this Japanese island is controversial.
- Baldwin, Hanson W. "Japan Is Seeking Major U.S. Facilities on Okinawa," New York Times. December 22, 1970; retrieved 2012-1-24.
- Nakieru, Omoviekovwa A. (2004). The Fighter Pilot Who Refused to Die: The Authorized Biography of Lt. Col. (Ret) Richard Suehr. p. 148.