Hozan Airfield file photo [24306]

Hozan Airfield

Type   136 Air Base
Historical Name of Location   Takao, Takao, Taiwan
Coordinates   22.635243000, 120.406122000

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ww2dbaseThe military Hozan Airfield in Takao (now Fengshan, Kaohsiung), southern Taiwan was a small military base consisted of two airstrips carved out of farmland. It provided aerial defense against nearby military wireless station and heavy industries.

ww2dbaseThe transmitter at the nearby wireless station was one of the largest and most powerful transmitters operated by Japan. The five lattice masts are 350 feet or more in height, and masts were spaced about 1,000 feet apart. 54 tuning houses form a circular perimeter around the main structures.

ww2dbaseAfter the war, the airstrips were removed, returning the land to agricultural use.

Last Major Update: Jan 2015



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Aerial view of Hozan Airfield in Takao (now Fengshan District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan, Mar 1944Military wireless station at Takao, Taiwan, seen in US Division of Naval Intelligence publication Military wireless station at Takao, Taiwan, seen in US Division of Naval Intelligence publication Aerial view of Hozan Airfield in Takao (now Fengshan District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan, Jan 1945




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WW2-Era Place Name Takao, Takao, Taiwan
Lat/Long 22.6352, 120.4061
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Aerial view of Hozan Airfield in Takao (now Fengshan District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan, Mar 1944
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