22 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito traveled from Takao (now Kaohsiung) to Heito (now Pintung), Taiwan by train to visit Taiwan Sugar Corporation's Ako plant, In the afternoon, he returned to Takao and visited Mount Takao (now Mount Shou) on the coast. ww2dbase [Showa | Heito, Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito at the Ako sugar plant, Heito, Taiwan, 22 Apr 1923Civilians welcoming Crown Prince Hirohito, Heito Station, Taiwan, 22 Apr 1923
22 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1943
Crown Prince Hirohito inspecting sugar industry facilities, Heito, Taiwan, 22 Apr 1943
20 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 20 Dec 1943
Reconnaissance photograph of the southern area of Heito Airfield, Heito (now Pingdong), Taiwan, 20 Dec 1943
13 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Reconnaissance photograph of the southern area of Heito Airfield, Heito (now Pingdong), Taiwan, 13 Oct 1944; photo taken by aircraft from USS Wasp
16 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • USAAF XX Bomber Command B-29 bombers attacked Heito Airfield in Heito (now Pingtung), Taiwan. Several bombers attacked the rail marshaling yard and the harbor in nearby Toshien District, Takao (now Zuoying District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan, which were secondary targets. ww2dbase [Heito Airfield | Heito, Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1944
Aerial view of Heito Airfield, Taiwan from a B-29 bomber, 16 Oct 1944Bombs being dropped over Heito Airfield, Taiwan, 16 Oct 1944
9 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1945
Hand-drawn map of Air Group 80 of USS Ticonderoga 9 Jan 1945 attack on Heito Airfield, southern TaiwanHeito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 3Heito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 3Heito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 3 of 3
See all photos dated 9 Jan 1945
12 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • After dark, three B-24 bombers of USAAF 5th Air Force (two from 43rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) and one from 90th Bombardment Group (Heavy); the latter was equipped with H2X radar) took off from Tacloban, Leyte island, Philippine Islands to attack the Japanese airfield at Heito (now Pingdong), Taiwan. One of the 43rd Bombardment Group aircraft developed engine trouble and turned back. The remaining two bombers each dropped three 1,000-pound bombs and incendiaries, starting some fires. They were met with anti-aircraft fire but did not suffer damage. This was the first time 5th Air Force attacked Taiwan. ww2dbase [Heito Airfield | Heito, Takao | 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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