Karenko Airfield file photo [26989]

Karenko Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Karenko, Karenko, Taiwan

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ww2dbaseKarenko Airfield was located in eastern Taiwan. It was a Japanese Army airfield. It was attacked by American aircraft a number of times toward the end of the war. After the war, the airfield was taken down and the land was returned to agricultural use.



Karenko Airfield Timeline

12 Oct 1944 Aircraft from USS Hancock attacked the Karenko Airfield in Karenko (now Hualien) in eastern Taiwan; nearly Japan Aluminum Company and Toho Metallury Company industrial facilities were also damaged.
3 Jan 1945 Aircraft from USS Cowpens conducted a reconnaissance mission over Karenko Airfield, Taiwan.
1 Apr 1945 B-25 bombers of US 38th Bombardment Group attacked Karenko Airfield, Taiwan.

Photographs

Karenko Airfield under attack by aircraft of USS Hancock, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2Karenko Airfield under attack by aircraft of USS Hancock, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2Aerial view of Karenko Airfield, Karenko (now Hualien), Taiwan, 15 Jun 1945




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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Karenko, Karenko, Taiwan
Lat/Long 23.9474, 121.5906
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Karenko Airfield under attack by aircraft of USS Hancock, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2
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