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Encyclopedia > Chichi jima

Chichi-jima (父島, lit. "Father Island") is the largest island of the Ogasawara Islands (also known as the Bonins or Volcano Islands).


The island was the site of a radio station during World War II, and a frequent target of US attacks. The young George H. W. Bush was shot down while on one of these raids.


Chichi Jima was also the subject of a book by James Bradley entitled "Flyboys". A factual account of the lives of a group of WWII fighter pilots.


External link

  • Bonin Information Service map and pictures of Chichi-jima (http://www.bonin-islands.com/mapchichijima.html)

 
 

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