Kadena Air Base

United States Air Force base in Japan, former Japanese WW2 airfield

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]

Kadena Air Base

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


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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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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