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Japanese Even Up Mutual Aid, Assist at U.S. Air Base Fire

Issue 2 and Volume 128.

Japanese Even Up Mutual Aid, Assist at U.S. Air Base Fire U.S. Air Force photos It was more than mutual aid when Japanese fire fighters assisted 34 United States Air Force fire fighters at a fire that destroyed an auto sales and service building at Misawa Air Base in northernmost Honshu, Japan’s principal island. The response of three Misawa fire companies with 20 men and four trucks with 16 men from the Japanese Air Self-Defence Forces stationed at the U.S. air base recalled the day eight years before when some 2000 American airmen helped battle a fire that leveled 434 structures in Misawa. Garage fully involved The fire at Misawa Air Base was confined to the building housing the auto sales and service garage operated by the base exchange and the newspaper distribution office of the Pacific Stars and Stripes. The alarm was sounded at 1 p.m. January 25 last…

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