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The Imperial Japanese Army Air Academy (陸軍航空士官学校, Rikugun Kōkū Shikan Gakkō) was the principal officers' training school for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. The classrooms of the academy were located in the city of Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo. An airfield was added in 1937 and used by the IJAAS until 1945.

Post War UseEdit

From 1945 to 1962 it was used by the USAF as Johnson Air Base, Japan Air Self-Defense Force began use of the base in 1958 and last US forces left in 1978.

The former airfield of the academy is now Iruma Air Base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.


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