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Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...
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Matsuwa Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matua or Matsuwa is an island in the central Kuril Islands archipelago. It is located at 48.1° N 153.2° E and has an area of 52 km2.

In the northwestern end of the island is Sarychev Peak, elevation 1496 m, which has periodically erupted and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Islands. This peak has erupted at least 14 times since 1765. The largest such eruption occu...
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Paramushir Island, Kuril Island Chain, Overlay

Paramushir Island, Kuril Island Chain, Overlay

The largest of the Northern Islands and second largest member of the Kuril Islands after Iturup, Paramushir measures 100 km in length and averages around 20 km across covering an area of 2,053 km². The island is composed of a series of volcanoes that include Ekebo (1,156 m), Chikurachki (the tallest at 1,816 m), Tatarinov (1,530 m) and Fuss Peak (1,772 m).
No rating yet05/14/2006394Google Earth Logo
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Shumshu Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Shumshu Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

The northernmost of the Kuril Islands, located only 11 km southwest of the Kamchatka Peninsula's southernmost point of Cape Lopatka (visible at the extreme right of the image) and 2 km north of Paramushir (at left). Covering an area of 388 km² and with dimensions of 28 km in length (southwest to northeast) and 15 km in width, Shumshu (Остров Шу...
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Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Aerial recon photo of the airfield at the south coast of Paramushir Island.
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Kuril Islands (map overlay)

Kuril Islands (map overlay)

Chain of about 50 small islands belonging to Russia, stretching from the northeast of Hokkaido, Japan, to the south of Kamchatka, Russia, area 14,765 sq km/5,700 sq mi; population (1990 est) 25,000. The islands include many volcanoes, 35 of which are still active; there are also many hot springs. Offshore is the Kuril Trench, one of the deepest ocean areas in the world, which reaches a depth of...
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Cool volcanic island

Cool volcanic island

Volcanic island off the Kamchatka peninsula

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Atlasova (Остров Атласов)is a member of the Northern Kuril Islands, located off the northeast coast of its larger neighbour Paramushir. The island, which sits westwards of the main northeast to southwest trending line of t...
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Munda Point airfield 1943

Munda Point airfield 1943

The objective of the Central Solomons campaign was the Japanese airfield on Munda Point, which, in friendly hands, would be a stepping-stone in the conquest of the Solomons Islands chain. The airfield runs west to east and a taxi-way snakes through both sides of the field. Kokengolo Hill is on its north side. This photograph records the results of a Marine dive-bomber attack, which resulted in ...
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Chikurachki Volcano (eruption overlay)

Chikurachki Volcano (eruption overlay)

At 1,816 meters (5,958 feet), Chikurachki is the tallest of the many volcanoes on Paramushir Island. Paramushir is part of the Kuril Island arc
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Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain

Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain

The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain is an over and under water mountain chain composed of the Hawaiian Ridge, consisting of the islands of the Hawaiian chain northwest to Kure Atoll, and the Emperor Seamounts, a vast underwater mountain region of seamounts along a line southeast to northwest beneath the northern Pacific Ocean. The seamount chain, containing over 80 identified undersea volcanoes...
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Japanese Airfield at Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll

Japanese Airfield at Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll

In order to create a suitable defense system at its perimeter, the Japanese navy decided to develop some of the atolls of the Marshall Islands into bases for seaplane, naval surface units submarines, and, with the advent of long-range land-based bombers, as airfields. Taroa was to become a major airbase. The development of Taroa base began in December 1939, when a battalion of Japanese prisoner...
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Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
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