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After a record eight-day Pacific crossing, the fast carrier [USS Boxer (CV-21)] reached Tokyo on 23 July.#145

In Japan everything was in readiness to receive the Mustangs. The Far East Air Materiel Command assembled them at Kisarazu and flew them to Tachikawa to make them combat ready, a task which was completed for all planes in thirteen days. The 3rd Bombardment Wing operated an F-51 replacement training unit at Johnson Air Base, which transitioned pilots to the conventional planes as fast as the aircraft were delivered from the modification lines at Tachikawa. #146

See Tachikawa to Kisarazu, Japan