Koryu Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Shinchiku, Taiwan

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Koryu Airfield Timeline

3 Jan 1945 18 F6F-5 fighters of Air Group 81 from USS Wasp attacked Koryu Airfield in Taiwan with rockets, bombs, and strafing; no Japanese fighters rose to defend. These attacking fighters regrouped over Taiwan Strait after the attack, flew back over Taiwan, and attacked targets of opportunity; they sank a small fishing boat along the coast, destroying a cargo train (carrying oil) at present day Dashan Station of Houlong Township, and heavily damaging a 10-car passenger train further northeast. A separate group of 4 F6F-5 fighters of the same air group conducted a photographic reconnaissance mission over Koryu Airfield, Shinchiku Airfield, and Koko Airfield in Taiwan.




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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Shinchiku, Taiwan
Lat/Long 24.6317, 120.7841


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