Fuchu Air Station present day...
Warning: Be advised. If you risk trespassing into the FAS perimeter (punishable by deportation for foreign nationals and prison sentences for natives), do not, I repeat, DO NOT climb this tower. It is not dormant. It is a functioning - operational 24/7 - microwave emitting antenna. You will suffer internal burns and quite possibly death.
... and how it looked back then.
(Fifth Air Force 1957 Official USAF Photo)
(Photo credit Jerry Bailey 1958)
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