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The airport was shut down in 2005 and the airstrip is not maintained.
The buildings once used are all torn down.
I seem to remember a beached or sunken Japanese ship partially sticking out of the water just off runway 10 when I landed there. It seems like we just stayed long enough to get fuel and then fly on to Japan. I was young lad then so it is hard to remember. Has anyone else seen it?
I was in the Marine Corps and Stopped at Wake for refueling. As out of the way it is, it is one of the most beautiful places i got to visit while stationed on Okinawa. I would love to visit it again one day.
I spent three days there in 1967. It has the most beautiful blue water of shore that I have ever seen. I would like to have stayed under different circumstances.
This airfield was closed after World War II, since Sand Island (PMDY), immediately to the west, allowed for a longer runway.
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