21 Apr 1923

Photo(s) dated 21 Apr 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito visiting Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923Crown Prince Hirohito at the port of Takao, Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923, photo 1 of 2Crown Prince Hirohito in Takao (Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923Crown Prince Hirohito at the port of Takao, Taiwan, 21 Apr 1923, photo 2 of 2
See all photos dated 21 Apr 1923
23 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito traveled from Takao (now Kahsiung), Taiwan to Mako, Hoko Prefecture (now Makung, Penghu) by destroyer. After inspecting various facilities, he reboarded the destroyer for an overnight journey to Kirun (now Keelung) in northern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Showa | Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Apr 1923
Japanese Navy honor guard for Crown Prince Hirohito, Takao harbor, Taiwan, 23 Apr 1923
28 Apr 1941

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1941
The main train station at Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 28 Apr 1941
29 Dec 1941

Taiwan
  • Naka departed Takao, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Naka | Takao | CPC]
28 Apr 1942

Taiwan
30 Apr 1942

Taiwan
7 Sep 1942

Taiwan
  • The Takao Prisoners of War Camp near Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan was opened. ww2dbase [Takao | CPC]
1 Apr 1943

Taiwan
  • The Mako Guard District at Pescadores islands, Taiwan was transferred to Takao in southern Taiwan, and it was renamed the Takao Guard District. Vice Admiral Takeo Takagi remained the guard district's commanding officer. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takeo Takagi | Takao | CPC]
10 Jun 1943

Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Masakuni Yamagata was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
25 Oct 1943

Taiwan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Sanya, Hainan, China and arrived at Takao, Taiwan; she would depart again later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Takao | CPC]
30 Nov 1943

Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Ryozo Fukuda was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
1 Feb 1944

Taiwan
  • A personnel office and a naval infantry unit were established at Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
1 Apr 1944

Taiwan
25 Aug 1944

Taiwan
  • US reconnaissance aircraft took photographs of Okayama Airfield and Okayama Aircraft Factory north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Okayama Aircraft Factory | Takao | CPC]
29 Aug 1944

Taiwan
  • Irako arrived at Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan; later on the same day she moved to a mooring in the Zuoying District of Takao. ww2dbase [Irako | Takao | CPC]
30 Aug 1944

Taiwan
  • Irako departed Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan for Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Takao | CPC]
12 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • Aircraft from USS Wasp attacked the Okayama Airfield north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. Nearby targets of opportunity such as the seaplane base at Toko Bay (now Dapeng Bay), the naval port at Toshien (now Zuoying), and the Japanese Army airfield at present-day Kaohsiung International Airport were also attacked. ww2dbase [Okayama Aircraft Factory | Wasp (Essex-class) | Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Oct 1944
Seaplane hangars under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, Toko Bay (now Dapeng Bay), southern Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 7Seaplane hangars under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, Toko Bay (now Dapeng Bay), southern Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 7View of Toshien harbor (now Zuoying harbor), Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by aircraft of USS EnterpriseView of Toshien harbor (now Zuoying harbor), Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2; photo taken by aircraft of USS Enterprise
See all photos dated 12 Oct 1944
13 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Aerial photo of Okayama Airfield, Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan taken by aircraft of USS Enterprise, 13 Oct 1944Aerial view of the Japanese Navy seaplane base at Toko Bay (now Dapeng Bay), southern Taiwan, 13 Oct 1944; photo taken by aircraft from USS HornetAerial reconnaissance photo of facilities at Takao naval base, Taiwan, 13 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2; note barrage balloonAerial reconnaissance photo of facilities at Takao naval base, Taiwan, 13 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2; note barrage balloon
14 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • 132 B-29 bombers of USAAF 40th, 444th, 462th, and 486th Bombardment Groups launched from the Chengdu, China area airfields to attack the Okayama Aircraft Factory north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. 106 of them dropped their bomb loads on the primary targets, while 12 bombed secondary targets. 2 bombers were lost on this mission. ww2dbase [Okayama Aircraft Factory | Takao | CPC]
16 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • USAAF XX Bomber Command B-29 bombers attacked Okayama Airfield north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Okayama Aircraft Factory | Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1944
Bombing dropping on the rail station at Toshien District, Takao (now Zuoying District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 16 Oct 1944Bombs dropping in Toshien harbor, Takao (now Zuoying harbor, Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 16 Oct 1944Aerial view of Toshien (now Zuoying) airfield, Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 16 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by a B-29 bomberAerial view of Toshien (now Zuoying) airfield, Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 16 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2; photo taken by a B-29 bomber
17 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • B-29 bombers of 40th Bombardment Group attacked Takao harbor, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Oct 1944
Takao (now Kaohsiung) harbor under US aerial attack, Taiwan, 17 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 5Takao (now Kaohsiung) harbor under US aerial attack, Taiwan, 17 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 5
17 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 17 Nov 1944
Takao (now Kaohsiung) harbor under US aerial attack, Taiwan, 17 Nov 1944, photo 3 of 5Takao (now Kaohsiung) harbor under US aerial attack, Taiwan, 17 Nov 1944, photo 4 of 5Takao (now Kaohsiung) harbor under US aerial attack, Taiwan, 17 Nov 1944, photo 5 of 5
1 Dec 1944

Taiwan
  • Takao Naval Air Group was established at Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
7 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • Kamoi arrived in Takao, Taiwan after dodging several US submarine attacks during the day. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Takao | CPC]
8 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • Kamoi departed Takao, Taiwan at 1200 hours but anchored outside the port due to engine trouble of convoy mate Kaiho Maru. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Takao | CPC]
9 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • Kamoi suffered light damage from the near-miss of a bomb from US Navy aircraft off Takao, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1945
Overhead strike photo of bomb splashes and burning ships in Takao harbor (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), Jan 9, 1945
10 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • Kamoi departed Takao, Taiwan at 1700 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Takao | CPC]
5 Feb 1945

Taiwan
  • Kobi Naval Air Group was transferred to Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
15 Feb 1945

Taiwan
  • The Takao Prisoners of War Camp near Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan was closed; the prisoners were transported to Fukuoka, Japan in the preceding several weeks. ww2dbase [Takao | CPC]
  • Takao Naval Air Group was dissolved at Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
25 Mar 1945

Taiwan
  • 18 US A-20 bombers from Luzon, Philippine Islands attacked a factory at Kyoshito District (now Qiaotou District), Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao | CPC]
2 Apr 1945

Taiwan
  • 18 US A-20 bombers from Luzon, Philippine Islands attacked the rail marshaling yards at Shinei District (now Xinying District), Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao | CPC]
30 Apr 1945

Taiwan
  • US 22nd Bombardment Group aircraft dropped 142 250-pound bombs on Japanese Navy Oil Refinery No. 6 (USAAF referred to this facility as the "Toshien Oil Refinery") at Toshien District, Takao (now Zuoying District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan. A direct hit was scored on the eastern-most oil tank, and the resulting black smoke rose to the altitude of 5,000 feet. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
10 May 1945

Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Kiyohide Shima was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
1 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 1 Jun 1945
Aerial view of American bombing of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 1 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 4Aerial view of American bombing of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 1 Jun 1945, photo 2 of 4Aerial view of American bombing of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 1 Jun 1945, photo 3 of 4Aerial view of American bombing of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 1 Jun 1945, photo 4 of 4
22 Jun 1945

Taiwan
  • 3 B-24 bombers of 65th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 43rd Bombardment Group attacked Japanese Navy Oil Refinery No. 6 (USAAF referred to this facility as the "Toshien Oil Refinery") at Takao (now Zuoying District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan with several 1,000-pound bombs. Smoke and cloud cover prevented the observation of bomb damage. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
30 Apr 1946

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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