1 Oct 1895

Taiwan
  • Japanese troops captured Tainan, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Tainan | CPC]
20 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito traveled from Taichu, Taiwan by train, traveling to Tainan to the south. He visited Tainan Prefecture Hall, Memorial of Prince Yoshihisa of Kitashirakawa branch of the Imperial family, Minami Elementary School, Confucious Temple, Taiwan Normal University, Tainan No. 1 Public School, Tainan Park, and Tainan No. 1 Middle School. ww2dbase [Showa | Tainan | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Tainan, Taiwan, 20 Apr 1923Crown Prince Hirohito at the Memorial of Prince Yoshihisa of Kitashirakawa, Tainan, Taiwan, 20 Apr 1923Crown Prince Hirohito at Tainan Station, Taiwan, 20 Apr 1923Crown Prince Hirohito at Tainan Prefecture Hall, Taiwan, 20 Apr 1923
See all photos dated 20 Apr 1923
21 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito visited Beimen Salt Works, an aquaculture experiment site, Taiwan Army 2nd Infantry Regiment headquarters in Tainan, Taiwan in the morning. In the afternoon, he traveled to Takao (now Kaohsiung) by train, visiting Takao Prefecture Hall, Takao No. 1 Extraordinary Elementary School, and the port. ww2dbase [Showa | Tainan | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Apr 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Beimen Salt Works in Tainan, Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923, photo 1 of 2Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Beimen Salt Works in Tainan, Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923, photo 2 of 2Crown Prince Hirohito at the Tainan Magistrate Residence, Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923
10 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 1944
Aerial photo of Tainan, Taiwan, 10 Sep 1944, photo 2 of 2; note grey rectangular region, soon misidentified by US military as Tainan North Airfield, was actually a Japanese Army shooting rangeAerial photo of Tainan, Taiwan, 10 Sep 1944, photo 1 of 2; note grey rectangular region, soon misidentified by US military as Tainan North Airfield, was actually a Japanese Army shooting range
12 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • USS Franklin launched strikes against Tainan, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Franklin | Tainan | CPC]
13 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • USS Franklin launched strikes against Tainan, Taiwan. A Japanese special attack aircraft caused light damage to the flight deck. ww2dbase [Franklin | Tainan | CPC]
  • Carrier aircraft from USS Lexington attacked the rail marshaling yard at Shinei District (now Xinying District), Tainan, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Lexington (Essex-class) | Tainan | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Rail marshaling yard at Shinei District (now Xinying District), Tainan, Taiwan under carrier air attack, 13 Oct 1944; note original caption was mis-labeled
15 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Jan 1945
Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant under attack by Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga, Tainan, Taiwan, 15 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant under attack by Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga, Tainan, Taiwan, 15 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Hand-drawn post-raid map of Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant (mis-identified as a magnesium plant) by personnel of Air Group 80 aboard USS Ticonderoga, 15 Jan 1945 or later; the facilities were located in Anpin District, Tainan, Taiwan

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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