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STORAGE TUNNEL: This was a find, some 300 55 gallon metal drums, all in a line, stored in a tunnel that ran parallel with what was once Motoyama #2 (the 2nd Japanese runway). What is especially interesting is that the location of this tunnel matches up with that from a Japanese officer’s diary. This diary was examined and translated by a Lt. Goldberg, and notes the storage of aviation fuel in large metal drums in a long tunnel, to protect them from the incessant enemy (American) bombing (the island was bombed for 72 days prior to the landing of February 19th, 1945).

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