Koshun Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Hengchun, Takao, Taiwan

Contributor:

ww2dbaseKoshun Airfield near the southern tip of Taiwan was established by the Japanese Army in the 1920s. In the opening chapters of the Pacific War, some of the Ki-27 aircraft of Japanese Army 50th Air Squadron (Sentai) were based in Koshun Airfield, embarking on missions against American fighters in the Philippine Islands before they were relocated to the Philippine Islands. Toward the end of the war, it was used largely as an emergency airfield for both Army and Navy aircraft. The airfield remained unused for decades after the war until it was re-opened as the small civilian Hengchun Airport in 2003.

Last Major Update: Feb 2015



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Koshun Airfield Timeline

19 Feb 1945 US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands attacked Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan.
3 Mar 1945 US fighters based in the Philippine Islands strafed Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan.
6 Mar 1945 US fighters based in the Philippine Islands conducted a fighter sweep mission over Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan.
18 Mar 1945 US B-24 aircraft, A-20 aircraft, and fighters based in the Philippine Islands attacked Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan.
20 Apr 1945 US P-51 fighters based in the Philippine Islands attacked Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan.
27 May 1945 US B-25 bombers and fighters based in the Philippine Islands attacked Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan.
13 Jun 1945 US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands attacked the town of Koshun, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan. Meanwhile, Two B-32 bombers attacked nearby Koshun Airfield.

Photographs

Aerial view of Koshun Airfield, southern Taiwan, date unknownDecoy Japanese B6N, Ki-27, and other aircraft emitting false smoke during US air raid, Koshun Airfield, southern Taiwan, date unknown




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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Hengchun, Takao, Taiwan
Lat/Long 22.0363, 120.7317
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Aerial view of Koshun Airfield, southern Taiwan, date unknown
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