Guess what I found?!? Someone, who doesn't have an e-mail address on their site, has an aerial photo of MCAS Iwakuni! It even has the base outlined in yellow, including Monzen and the Freedom Bridge. The pink/purple stuff is the future runway they are building at this time! I don't know where he (she?) got it, but I've wanted to get my mitts on this forever ;-) So, here's a link to it... enjoy!
Just found an official photo on the official site... try this one: MCAS Iwakuni GIS Web Page!
After MANY requests :-) I have finally put up a local map! The FSC was nice enough to share one they use with me! It was too large to scan in one piece, even for my big flatbed scanner, so there are two maps which cover the city of Iwakuni. I also scanned in close-ups of 5 areas of the city. Later, I will customize them a bit, and add the locations of places I've mentioned on my pages... for now, I just want to get the maps up for your reference.
I think you'll enjoy this :-) This American map of the Iwakuni area, circa 1958-1961, was sent to me by Ben "Steve" Stephens. He said that it was scanned from a NAS pub. I found it very interesting (check out the "Atomic Shrine" in Hiroshima!), but as it says... map is NOT to scale ;-)
4/29/2001 I just found a page called Japan Map and Placename Index, which has links to maps of many, many, Japanese cities... Iwakuni is not one of them :-( However, if you click on the Hiroshima map link, which is right near the top, Iwakuni is located to the south, where the map says Imazu. You can click on Imazu to zoom in, though it is never a detailed map... better to get the entire area in perspective.
Thanks to Univ. of Oregon CAPS for the original free map :-) I did resize it, and add Iwakuni.
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