TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Submit your photos to and it will be published!

Coastal Battery "Ankyaba"

This Japanese coastal battery was part of fort Amami Oshima and was constructed in 1920. It was used from 1941 to 1945 by the Japanese home defence force to protect Japan from an Allied invasion. The battery was repeatedly attacked by fighter planes during the course of the war, but managed to shoot down 18 airplanes with its AA guns.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


28.106344, 129.35208