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Hamby U. S. Army Airfield, Nakagami, Japan

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History

  • Hamby U.S. Army Airfield was a military airfield located in Nakagami, Japan.
  • It was used by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
  • The airfield was built in 1944 and was used to support the invasion of Okinawa.
  • After the war, the airfield was used by the United States Air Force until it was closed in 1972.
  • The airfield is now used as a civilian airport.

Location

  • Hamby U.S. Army Airfield was located in Nakagami, Japan.
  • The airfield was located on the island of Okinawa.
  • The airfield was about 20 miles north of Naha, the capital of Okinawa.

Facilities

  • Hamby U.S. Army Airfield had a single runway that was 6,000 feet long.
  • The airfield also had a number of taxiways and parking ramps.
  • The airfield had a number of buildings, including a control tower, a hangar, and a barracks.

Units stationed at Hamby U.S. Army Airfield

  • The following units were stationed at Hamby U.S. Army Airfield during World War II:
    • 318th Fighter Group
    • 413th Fighter Group
    • 421st Night Fighter Squadron
  • The following units were stationed at Hamby U.S. Army Airfield after World War II:
    • 35th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
    • 45th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
    • 67th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

Current use

  • Hamby U.S. Army Airfield is now used as a civilian airport.
  • The airport is called Nakagami Airport.
  • The airport is used for both domestic and international flights.
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The U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery recognized military medical logistician and comptroller professionals during its Navy Medicine Business Operations Training Symposium, in Falls Church, Virginia, 3 May. T... More

Members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band

Members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band

Members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band pose for a photograph with students from University of the Ryukyus July 14 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The university band’s wind ensemble received mus... More

Blue Chromite 2017: Meat Eater. U.S. Marine expeditionary force

Blue Chromite 2017: Meat Eater. U.S. Marine expeditionary force

CAMP GONZALVES, OKINAWA, Japan -- Staff Sgt. David Rogers with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment poses Aug. 3 at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Okinawa, Japan. He and his Marines were in ... More

Forward Observers, US Navy Photogrpah

Forward Observers, US Navy Photogrpah

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing lands during Blue Chromite 2017, in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2016. Blue Chromite... More

170110-N-TL304-002 OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 10 2016) Seabees

170110-N-TL304-002 OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 10 2016) Seabees

170110-N-TL304-002 OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 10 2016) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, work together to remove bracing for a raised pad on White Beach located in Okinawa, Japan. The ... More

Okinawa-based Marines recognized by Yokosuka Mayor for Heroic Actions

Okinawa-based Marines recognized by Yokosuka Mayor for Heroic Actions

Mayor Yuto Yoshida of the City of Yokosuka personally recognizes four U.S. Marines, two U.S. Sailors and a local resident Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Yokosuka City Hall, for their instinctive response and heroic ... More

Camp Foster Tax Center opens for 2017 tax season

Camp Foster Tax Center opens for 2017 tax season

The Camp Foster Tax Center is scheduled to open Feb. 1 at Bldg. 5717 aboard Camp Foster. It's open annually to active duty service members, retirees and dependents for free personal tax filing between February ... More

Sgt. Pedro A. Borunda was named the 2016 Noncommissioned

Sgt. Pedro A. Borunda was named the 2016 Noncommissioned

Sgt. Pedro A. Borunda was named the 2016 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for III Marine Expeditionary Force in December of 2016. Today, his fellow Marines consider him a leading example and inspiration both... More

Lance Cpl. Kyle M. Timmerman, a dog handler attached

Lance Cpl. Kyle M. Timmerman, a dog handler attached

Lance Cpl. Kyle M. Timmerman, a dog handler attached to Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands with his working dog, Bbealdur, a patrol, explosives-detecting dog, in the hangar bay of the USS B... More

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters and Support Battalion

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters and Support Battalion

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters and Support Battalion (H&S BN), Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), prepares to be struck by an X26 Taser during Security Augmentation Force (SAF) training on Camp Kinse... More

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Headquarters and Support

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Headquarters and Support

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installation Pacific (MCIPAC)-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler receive food from Marine Corps Community Services after a memorial 5... More

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson speaks to a group of

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson speaks to a group of

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson speaks to a group of approximately 30 Japanese students at the Japan-America Student Conference June 30, 2017, at III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters, Camp Courtney, Okina... More

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