16 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito disembarked battleship Kongo at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan and boarded a train for Taihoku (now Taipei), arriving later on the same day. ww2dbase [Showa | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Apr 1923
Military marching band playing on the occasion of Crown Prince HirohitoCrown Prince Hirohito arriving at Kirun, Taiwan, 16 Apr 1923
24 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito arrived at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan by destroyer. After inspecting a coastal artillery unit, he traveled to Taihoku (now Taipei) by train. ww2dbase [Showa | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1923
Japanese Navy personnel welcoming the arrival of Crown Prince Hirohito, Kirun, Taiwan, 24 Apr 1923
27 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito boarded battleship Kongo at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan and departed for Japan. ww2dbase [Showa | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1923
Battleship Kongo in Kirun harbor, Taiwan with Crown Prince Hirohito on board, 27 Apr 1923
1 May 1942

Taiwan
2 May 1942

Taiwan
7 Sep 1942

Taiwan
  • USS Growler sank Japanese freighter Kashino Taika Maru 25 miles northwest of Keelung, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Growler | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
27 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan and disembarked aviation materials. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
30 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
9 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • 39 USAAF B-29 bombers from Sichuan Province, China dropped 293 tons of bombs on Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
17 Oct 1945

Taiwan
  • 30 US warships disembarked 12,000 troops and 2,000 officers of Chinese 70th Army at Kirun (Keelung), Taiwan amidst a cheering crowd. The Taiwanese civilians were surprised to see the poor condition of the Chinese soldiers, wearing patchworked uniforms and straw sandals. The Chinese Army had indeed purposely dispatched its poorest equipped and poorest trained unit to liberate this remote province, while the best units were busy being ordered to advance to northern China to counter the communist threat. The Chinese troops rested only slightly before being ordered to advance on the capital of Taihoku (Taipei). ww2dbase [Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
6 Jan 1946

Taiwan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan and embarked Japanese personnel. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
7 Jan 1946

Taiwan
6 Feb 1946

Taiwan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan and embarked Japanese personnel. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]
7 Feb 1946

Taiwan
22 Mar 1946

Taiwan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Kirun (now Keelung), Taiwan and embarked Japanese personnel. She departed later in the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Kirun, Taihoku | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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