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Ie Shima Airfield

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is a gunnery and training facility, managed by the United States Marine Corps and a former World War II airfield complex on Ie Shima, an island located off the northwest coast of Okinawa Island in the East China Sea. [1]

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Battle of Okinawa

The (Uchinaa ikusa), codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.

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Consolidated B-24 Liberator

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California.

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Curtiss C-46 Commando

The Curtiss C-46 Commando is a transport aircraft derived from the Curtiss CW-20 pressurised high-altitude airliner design.

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner.

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Douglas C-54 Skymaster

The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War.

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

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East China Sea

The East China Sea is a marginal sea east of China.

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Eighth Air Force

The Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) (8 AF) is a numbered air force (NAF) of the United States Air Force's Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).

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Fifth Air Force

The Fifth Air Force (5 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

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Ie, Okinawa

is a village located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Iejima

, previously romanized in English as Ie Shima, is an island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, lying a few kilometers off the Motobu Peninsula on Okinawa Island.

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Iejima Airport

is located the island of Iejima in Ie, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Kerama Islands

The are a group of 22 islands located southwest of Okinawa Island in Japan.

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II-era American piston-engined fighter aircraft.

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Manila

Manila (Maynilà, or), officially the City of Manila (Lungsod ng Maynilà), is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.

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Mitsubishi G4M

The Mitsubishi G4M (long designation: Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 attack bomber: 一式陸上攻撃機, 一式陸攻 Isshiki rikujō kōgeki ki, Isshikirikkō) was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II.

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Naval Air Facility Atsugi

is a naval air base located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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North American B-25 Mitchell

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA).

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North American P-51 Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts.

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Northrop P-61 Black Widow

The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. warplane designed as a night fighter, and the first aircraft designed to use radar.

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Okinawa Island

is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a World War II era fighter aircraft produced by the United States from 1941 through 1945.

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Ryukyu Islands

The, also known as the or the, are a chain of islands annexed by Japan that stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan: the Ōsumi, Tokara, Amami, Okinawa, and Sakishima Islands (further divided into the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands), with Yonaguni the southernmost.

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Seventh Air Force

United States Air Forces Korea and USAFK redirect here. The Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) (7 AF) is a Numbered Air Force of the United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

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Tokashiki, Okinawa

is a village located in the Kerama Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Tokyo

, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Twentieth Air Force

The Twentieth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) (20 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). It is headquartered at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. 20 AF's primary mission is Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) operations. The Twentieth Air Force commander is also the Commander, Task Force 214 (TF 214), which provides alert ICBMs to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Established on 4 April 1944 at Washington D.C, 20 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force deployed to the Pacific Theater of World War II. Operating initially from bases in India and staging though bases in China, 20 AF conducted strategic bombardment of the Japanese Home Islands. It relocated to the Mariana Islands in late 1944, and continued the strategic bombardment campaign against Japan until the Japanese capitulation in August 1945. The 20 AF 509th Composite Group conducted the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in August 1945. Deactivated on 1 March 1955, the command was reactivated 1 September 1991, as a component of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and became operationally responsible for all land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Fifth Fleet

The Fifth Fleet is a numbered fleet of the United States Navy.

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United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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V Fighter Command

The V Fighter Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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108th Operations Group

The 108th Operations Group is a unit of the 108th Wing (108 WG) of the New Jersey Air National Guard, one of the many units stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. If activated to federal service with the U.S. Air Force, the group is gained by Air Mobility Command (AMC). Its World War II predecessor, the 348th Fighter Group, was the most successful Republic P-47 Thunderbolt group in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Its commander, Neel E. Kearby was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat. Over a dozen of the group's pilots became aces.

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110th Bomb Squadron

The 110th Bomb Squadron (110 BS) is a unit of the Missouri Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing located at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri.

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17th Attack Squadron

The 17th Attack Squadron is a squadron of the United States Air Force.

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1892nd Engineer Aviation Battalion (United States)

The 1892nd Engineer Aviation Battalion was a United States Army Air Forces unit activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field (Army Air Base) in Boise, Idaho.

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198th Airlift Squadron

The 198th Airlift Squadron (198 AS) is the flying squadron of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard 156th Airlift Wing located at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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199th Fighter Squadron

The 199th Fighter Squadron (199 FS) is a unit of the Hawaii Air National Guard 154th Wing located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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19th Fighter Squadron

The 19th Fighter Squadron is part of the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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1st Fighter Squadron

The 1st Fighter Squadron Is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force.

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21st Fighter Squadron

The 21st Fighter Squadron is part of the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

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28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

The 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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301st Fighter Wing

The 301st Fighter Wing (301 FW) is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force.

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308th Bombardment Wing (U.S. Army Air Forces)

The 308th Bombardment Wing (308th BW) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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310th Fighter Squadron

The 310th Fighter Squadron is part of the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

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311th Fighter Squadron

The 311th Fighter Squadron (Sidewinders) is part of the 54th Fighter Group at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico which is a geographically separated unit under the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

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315th Air Division

The 315th Air Division (315th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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318th Fighter Group

The 318th Fighter Group was a World War II United States Army Air Forces combat organization.

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318th Special Operations Squadron

The 318th Special Operations Squadron flies the Pilatus PC-12 and is currently stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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319th Missile Squadron

The 319th Missile Squadron is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 90th Operations Group at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

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320th Missile Squadron

The 320th Missile Squadron is a United States Air Force unit.

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321st Missile Squadron

The 321st Missile Squadron is a United States Air Force unit.

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333d Fighter Squadron

The 333d Fighter Squadron is part of the 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

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340th Fighter Squadron

The 340th Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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341st Fighter Squadron

The 341st Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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345th Bombardment Wing

The 345th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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34th Fighter Squadron

The 34th Fighter Squadron is part of the United States Air Force′s 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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353d Special Operations Group

The 353d Special Operations Group (353 SOG) is an operational unit of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command.

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35th Fighter Squadron

The 35th Fighter Squadron is a United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 8th Operations Group, stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The squadron operates the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft conducting air superiority missions. The 35th FS is one of two squadrons of Block 40 F-16C/Ds at Kunsan, flying the Fighting Falcon since 1981. The 35th is one of the oldest squadrons in the United States Air Force, its history dating to 12 June 1917, when the unit was activated as the 35th Aero Squadron.

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36th Fighter Squadron

The 36th Fighter Squadron is part of the US Air Force's 51st Operations Group at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

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3d Fighter Squadron (Commando)

The 3d Fighter Squadron (Commando) was a United States Air Force unit.

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400th Missile Squadron

The 400th Missile Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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413th Flight Test Group

The 413th Flight Test Group (413 FTG) is a United States Air Force Air Force Reserve Command unit.

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421st Fighter Squadron

The 421st Fighter Squadron is part of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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431st Test and Evaluation Squadron

The 431st Test and Evaluation Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

The 432d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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433d Airlift Wing

The 433d Airlift Wing is an Air Reserve component of the United States Air Force. It is assigned to Fourth Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. If mobilized, the wing is gained by Air Mobility Command.

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433d Weapons Squadron

The 433d Weapons Squadron is a United States Air Force unit, assigned to the USAF Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

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43d Airlift Wing

The 43rd Airlift Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit last stationed at Pope Field, part of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where it was inactivated in March 2011.

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460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron

The 460th Fighter-Interceptor Training Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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465th Air Refueling Squadron

The 465th Air Refueling Squadron is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 507th Operations Group, stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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498th Bombardment Squadron

The 498th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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499th Bombardment Squadron

The 499th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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49th Operations Group

The 49th Operations Group (49 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 49th Wing.

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500th Bombardment Squadron

The 500th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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501st Bombardment Squadron

The 501st Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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507th Air Refueling Wing

The 507th Air Refueling Wing is a reserve component of the United States Air Force.

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53d Weapons Evaluation Group

The 53d Weapons Evaluation Group is a United States Air Force unit that reports to the 53d Wing.

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547th Intelligence Squadron

The 547th Intelligence Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit.

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548th Combat Training Squadron

The 548th Combat Training Squadron is a United States Air Force squadron assigned to the 57th Operations Group at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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549th Combat Training Squadron

The 549th Combat Training Squadron is a non-flying United States Air Force unit.

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58th Operations Group

The 58th Operations Group (58 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 58th Special Operations Wing.

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604th Special Operations Squadron

The 604th Special Operations Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force squadron It was last active at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, where it was inactivated in September 1970.

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63d Bombardment Squadron

The 63d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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64th Bombardment Squadron

The 64th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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65th Bombardment Squadron

The 65th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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67th Tactical Airlift Squadron

The 67th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 433d Troop Carrier Group, based at Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany. It was inactivated on July 14, 1952.

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68th Airlift Squadron

The 68th Airlift Squadron is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 433d Operations Group, stationed at Kelly Field Annex, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

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69th Fighter Squadron

The 69th Fighter Squadron is a United States Air Force Reserve fighter squadron.

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70th Troop Carrier Squadron

The 70th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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71st Operations Group

The 71st Operations Group (71 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 71st Flying Training Wing.

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73d Bombardment Squadron

The 73d Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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77th Sustainment Brigade

The 77th Sustainment Brigade is a unit of the United States Army that inherited the lineage of the 77th Infantry Division ("Statue of Liberty"), which served in World War I and World War II.

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7th Fighter Squadron

The 7th Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit, last assigned to the 49th Operations Group.

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805th Engineer Aviation Battalion

The 805th Engineer Aviation Battalion was a United States Army Air Forces unit activated on 12 February 1941 at MacDill Field (Army Air Base) near Tampa, Florida.

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80th Fighter Squadron

The 80th Fighter Squadron (traditionally nicknamed the "Headhunters", and since 1971 also the "Juvats") is a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter squadron of the United States Air Force, currently part of the 8th Operations Group of the 8th Fighter Wing, and stationed at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

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82d Reconnaissance Squadron

The 82d Reconnaissance Squadron is part of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, USA.

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8th Fighter Squadron

The 8th Fighter Squadron is an active United States Air Force squadron, assigned to the 54th Fighter Group, stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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8th Operations Group

The 8th Operations Group (8 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 8th Fighter Wing.

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90th Missile Wing

The 90th Missile Wing is a component of Twentieth Air Force, stationed at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base and equipped with LGM-30G Minuteman III Missiles. It has served at Warren as a component of Strategic Air Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Space Command and Air Force Global Strike Command since 1963. The wing was first organized at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington as the 90th Bombardment Wing, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress unit. After moving to Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas, it served as a training unit for Strategic Air Command units and aircrews in the B-29. In 1953 it converted to the strategic reconnaissance mission, upgrading to the Boeing RB-47 Stratojet in 1954. After 1958 it trained reconnaissance crews with the B-47 and continued that mission until it was inactivated in 1960.

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9th Attack Squadron

The 9th Attack Squadron (9 ATKS) in a United States Air Force squadron, assigned to the 49th Operations Group, stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ie_Shima_Airfield

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