1945: U.S. occupation forces take over Osaka Airport, renaming it Itami Air Base.
1954: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio stop in Itami during their honeymoon.
1956: The base is used in the filming of the movie Sayonara.
1960: Civil flights resume.
1994: Kansai International Airport opens; international services are transferred from Itami to Kansai.
This page was compiled for the requesting of all veterans of U.S. Navy
Patrol Squadron Twenty-Eight who stationed at Itami Air Base in 1951 during
the Korean Police Action.
These pictures are the street in front of the entrance gate of airport. I think there were many bars and various amusement stores for U.S. soldiers were gathered both side of street in '50s.
Hankyu railway line near "Hotarugaike " station. There are several Hotels gathering at near the gate street of airport.
Next to the more picutures of Itami
Air Base in 1951