Alddreu Airfield, Jeju-do, October 2006
|Controlled by||Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
United States Air Force
|Built by||Imperial Japanese Army Air Service|
Alddreu Airfield also known as Cheju-do No. 2 (K-40) Air Base was a former Imperial Japanese Army Air Service and United States Air Force (USAF) air base on southern Jeju Island. It was returned to farm land in the 1960s.
World War II
The base was used for training of Kamikaze pilots and by the end of the war it housed 2500 naval aviation troops and 25 aircraft in hardened aircraft shelters.
The USAF designated the base as Cheju-do No.2 or K-40.
A TACAN facility was built on the base. The base continues to be owned by the Korean Government but has been leased to civilians since the 1960s, it is currently a potato field. Seogwipo City plans to develop the area as a theme park.
- "Jeju’s forgotten military airfield and submarine caves". JoongAng Daily. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2013.