28 Jan 1920

1 Nov 1923

15 Dec 1938

  • Masafumi Arima became the commanding officer of Kisarazu Naval Air Corps. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | Chiba | CPC]
1 Aug 1939

  • Kanemasa Akiyama was named the Chief of Research Section of Narashino Chemical Warfare School in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Kanemasa Akiyama | Narashino, Chiba | CPC]
23 May 1943

Japan Photo(s) dated 23 May 1943
The ashes of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto arriving at Kisarazu, Japan aboard battleship Musashi, 23 May 1943
3 Nov 1944

  • The Japanese commenced the Fu-Go balloon bomb campaign against the continental United States and Canada. The balloons employed an altitude-keeping device which kept them in the prevailing west-east wind. The balloon would crash on arrival over the US where its small bombload of incendiary bombs would then detonate. ww2dbase [Japanese Attacks on the Continental United States | Fu-Go | Ichinomiya, Chiba | AC]
8 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 8 Nov 1944
Shortly before taking off from Chôshi airstrip, Japan, Japanese Special Attack pilots Tetsuya Ueno, Koshiro Hayashi, Naoki Okagami, Takao Oi, and Toshio Yoshitake posing in front of a Ki-51 attack aircraft, 8 Nov 1944
19 Jul 1945

7 Aug 1945

  • The Japanese Nakajima J9N-1 Kikka (Orange Blossom) naval special attack jet aircraft made its maiden flight at Kisarazu Naval Airfield in Japan with Lieutenant Commander Susumu Takaoka at the controls. ww2dbase [J9N-1/J9Y Kikka | Kisarazu, Chiba | AC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1945
Kikka prototype jet aircraft with crew, Kisarazu Airfield, Japan, 7 Aug 1945Kikka prototype jet being prepared for its first flight, Kisarazu Air Field, Japan, 7 Aug 1945
11 Aug 1945

  • The J9N-1 Kikka prototype jet fighter was damaged at Kisarazu Naval Airfield in Japan after a RATO-related take-off accident and the war ended before repairs could be completed. ww2dbase [J9N-1/J9Y Kikka | Kisarazu, Chiba | AC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1945
Kikka prototype jet on its second test flight, Kisarazu Airfield, Japan, 11 Aug 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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