Kadena Air Base

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Kadena Air Base

Kadena Air Base (嘉手納飛行場, Kadena Hikōjō) (IATA: DNA, ICAO: RODN) is a United States Air Force base in Japan.[1]

The military base is in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa in Okinawa Prefecture.

History[change | change source]

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.[2]

The American air base on this Japanese island is controversial.[1]

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References[change | change source]

Aerial view of Kadena
  1. 1.0 1.1 Baldwin, Hanson W. "Japan Is Seeking Major U.S. Facilities on Okinawa," New York Times. December 22, 1970; retrieved 2012-1-24.
  2. Nakieru, Omoviekovwa A. (2004). The Fighter Pilot Who Refused to Die: The Authorized Biography of Lt. Col. (Ret) Richard Suehr. p. 148.

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