Kagi Airfield file photo [25038]

Kagi Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Kagi, Tainan, Taiwan

Contributor:

ww2dbaseKagi Airfield in southern Taiwan was developed as a military airfield, mainly for fighters, by the Japanese prior to the start of WW2. It was attacked by American bombers and fighter-bombers during the war between early-1944 and mid-1945. After the war, the pronunciation of the Japanese name "Kagi" was changed to the Chinese "Chiayi" (Pinyin: Jiayi) and was taken over by the Republic of China Air Force. It also hosted US units during the Cold War, such as the US 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron in 1955. Between 1976 and 1977, an expansion was embarked upon to allow civilian flights at this facility, which began on 1 Jan 1978; the military-civilian dual use continued for this facility through the time of this writing.

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Last Major Update: Oct 2015



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Kagi Airfield Timeline

6 Mar 1944 Aircraft of US Navy Task Force 38 conducted a reconnaissance mission over Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan.
12 Oct 1944 VT-44 squadron TBM aircraft from USS Langley attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan.
14 Jan 1945 54 US 20th Air Force B-29 bombers from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China attacked Kagi Airfield in southern Taiwan.
13 Feb 1945 US Far East Air Force B-25 bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Kagi Airfield and other targets in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan.
13 Feb 1945 US Far East Air Force B-25 bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan.
2 Mar 1945 US Far East Air Force B-24, B-25, A-20, and fighter-bomber aircraft attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan.
3 Apr 1945 16 B-25 bombers of USAAF 3rd Bombardment Group and B-24 bombers of USAAF 90th Bombardment Group, escorted by 8 P-38 fighters, attacked the butanol plant, rail marshalling yards, and the military airfield at Kagi, Taiwan.
12 Aug 1945 US Far East Air Force B-24 bombers from the Philippine Islands attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan.
27 Jan 1955 US 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron was assigned to Chiayi Air Base in southern Taiwan.
17 Feb 1955 US 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron departed Chiayi Air Base in southern Taiwan.
1 Jul 1955 US 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron was assigned to Chiayi Air Base in southern Taiwan.
1 Oct 1955 US 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron departed Chiayi Air Base in southern Taiwan.
1 Jan 1978 Civilian flights began at Chiayi Airport in southern Taiwan.

Photographs

Kagi Airfield, Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan, date unknownKagi Airfield under carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 5Kagi Airfield under carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 5Kagi Airfield under carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 3 of 5
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WW2-Era Place Name Kagi, Tainan, Taiwan
Lat/Long 23.4628, 120.3929
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