Holy smokes Batman! Symbol of Caped Crusader painted on a U.S. air base in Japan
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:12 PM on 18th October 2010
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a Batman symbol painted at an airbase. Who's the Joker?
These amazing aerial shots - discovered on Google Maps - show that someone has used the Caped Crusade's insignia on a hangar.
The photos were taken over the U.S. Air Force air base in Kadena, Okinawa, in Japan.
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The Batman symbol has been spotted on a hangar at the U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan
A keen eagle-eyed web browser noticed the symbol while using Google Maps
An eagle-eyed web user has spotted Batman's logo clearly daubed on the hanger.
The white symbol has been painted in white on one of the hangars used for housing the fighter aircraft of the America's 18th Wing squadrons.
But rather than being the Far East hideaway of the Dark Knight, the logo is most likely a reference to the 44th Squadron which is housed at the air base in Okinawa.
Here's a satellite view of the U.S. air base in Kadena, Okinawa
The unit insignia of the 44th Fighter Squadron 'Vampires' is a bat - and they are housed at the air base - so that could solve the riddle
The unit insignia of the 44th Fighter Squadron 'Vampires' is a bat.
The 44th Fighter Squadron operates the F-15 Eagle aircraft conducting air superiority missions.
Looks like Batman's solved another riddle.