Kisarazu Air Field
|Kisarazu Air Field
|IATA: none – ICAO: RJTK|
|Operator||Japan Ground Self-Defense Force|
|Elevation AMSL||10 ft / 3 m|
Kisarazu Air Field (木更津飛行場 Kisarazu Hikōjō) (ICAO: RJTK) is a Japanese military air field of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. It is also known as JGSDF Camp Kisarazu (木更津駐屯地 Kisarazu Chūtonchi).
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History[change | change source]
In 1955, the runway was expanded to multiple jet bomber operational length.
In 1956, control of the base was officially transferred to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). Some USAF units remained.
In 1968, the JASDF relocated to Iruma Air Base, and Kisarazu was transferred to JGSDF.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Facilities, Japan Ground Self Defense Force; retrieved 2012-1-23.
- Pilot information for Kisarazu Airport; retrieved 2012-1-23.
- Organizational Diagram of the Self-Defense Forces; "What is the CRF （Central Readiness Force）？; retrieved 2012-1-23.
- Mizokami, Kyle. "Tohoku Earthquake: The SDF and the First 24 Hours," Japan Security Watch. May 30, 2011, citing Hidemichi Katsumata, "Disaster Relief Operations of the JSDF for the Great East Japan Earthquake," Sekai no Kansen (Ships of the World). June 2011; compare "Japan had to show U.S. it took nuclear accident seriously," Asahi Shimbun. May 21, 2011; retrieved 2012-1-24.
- Katsumata, Hidemichi. "SDF Constantly on Call for Worst at N-plant," Daily Yomiuri. May 27, 2011; retrieved 2012-1-24.
- Pettie, Mark R. (2007). Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941, p. 256.
- Mikesh, Robert C. (1993). Broken Wings of the Samurai: the Destruction of the Japanese Airforce, p. 97.
- Hailey, Foster. "Bases U. S. TO Cut Bases, Tokyo Announces," New York Times. July 21, 1955; retrieved 2012-1-22.
- Shabecoff, Philip. "Bases U.S. Will Yield to Japan Termed Marginal," New York Times. December 27, 1968; retreieved 2012-1-24.