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Type 1 Attack Bomber (Betty)
with Ohka hanging underneath
sorties from Kanoya Air Base
on March 21, 1945

 
Navy Kamikaze Air Bases

The Japanese Navy used various air bases in the Philippines, Formosa, and Japan to carry out kamikaze attacks against Allied ships from October 1944 to August 1945. This page lists the air bases used by the Navy for kamikaze aircraft sorties. The list is ordered based on the number of kamikaze pilots and airmen who sortied from each base and did not return.

This list comes from an exhibit at the Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum. Other sources often show slightly different numbers of Navy kamikaze deaths for sorties from these bases.

Number
Dead
Navy Air Base
829 Kanoya
334 Kushira
186 Kokubu No. 2
168 Kokubu No. 1
139 Mabalacat (Philippines)
125 Miyazaki
86 Cebu (Philippines)
75 Ibusuki
71 Nichols (Philippines)
45 Katori
44 Shinchiku (Formosa)
41 Izumi
37 Hyakurihara
33 Giran (Formosa)
30 Kisarazu
29 Clark (Philippines)
23 Ishigaki
23 Tainan (Formosa)
22 Oita
20 Angeles (Philippines)
19 Davao (Philippines)
19 Kikaijima
15 Tsuiki
12 Kagoshima
12 Taichu (Formosa)
11 Echague (Philippines)
11 Iwo Jima
10 Tuguegarao (Philippines)
7 Koniya
7 Miyako
6 Digos (Philippines)
4 Batangas (Philippines)
4 Lipa (Philippines)
4 Oroku
3 Silay (Philippines)
2 Miho
2 Sarangani (Philippines)
18 Unknown
2,526 Total Dead