Mako harbor file photo [24285]

Mako Guard District

Type   Naval Port
Historical Name of Location   Mako, Hoko, Taiwan

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ww2dbaseMako (now Makung or Magong) in the Pescadores Islands in the Taiwan Strait was among the major Japanese Navy bases in the Taiwan. It was important for the patrol of Chinese waters during the Second Sino-Japanese War and into the Pacific War. It was upgarded to Guard District status in Nov 1941. When the Pacific War began in Dec 1941, it was home to three minesweeper divisions (44, 45, and 46), three patrol vessels, three D1A aircraft, and cargo ship Kure Maru No. 5. It was decommissioned in 1943 and moved to Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan.

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Last Major Update: Mar 2014



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Mako Guard District Timeline

4 Jul 1901 Mako (now Makung), Pescadores islands, Taiwan was named a third echelon naval port of the Japanese Navy. Vice Admiral Hikonjo Kamimura was named as its first commanding officer.
23 Sep 1903 Vice Admiral Tomomichi Onomoto was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
25 Dec 1904 Vice Admiral Shinrokuro Nishi was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
13 Jun 1905 Vice Admiral Nagataka Uemura was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
14 Jun 1905 Vice Admiral Mitsukane Tsuchiya was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
20 Dec 1905 Vice Admiral Masaaki Hashimoto was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
11 May 1906 Rear Admiral Sango Obana was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
22 Nov 1906 Vice Admiral Tokioki Nashiba was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
12 Mar 1907 Vice Admiral Yunoshin Kano was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
5 Aug 1907 Rear Admiral Kanetane Imai was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
28 Aug 1908 Rear Admiral Juntaro Hirose was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1909 Vice Admiral Chikakata Tamari was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
8 Oct 1910 Rear Admiral Yushichi Kanno was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1910 Vice Admiral Hikojiro Ijichi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
12 Jun 1911 Rear Admiral Koki Hirose was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1911 Vice Admiral Kotaro Koizumi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
20 Apr 1912 Rear Admiral Eitaro Kataoka was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
14 Apr 1913 Vice Admiral Shinrokuro Nishi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1913 Vice Admiral Tadamichi Kamaya was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. Vice Admiral Kotaro Tanaka was named his Chief of Staff.
7 Aug 1914 Rear Admiral Shigeushi Nakagawa was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
17 Dec 1914 Vice Admiral Rinroku Eguchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Sep 1915 Rear Admiral Moshiro Iwasaki was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
13 Dec 1915 Admiral Teijiro Kuroi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
28 Jan 1916 Rear Admiral Hisamori Taguchi was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1916 Vice Admiral Tatsuo Matsumura was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
12 Dec 1917 Vice Admiral Tomojiro Chisaka was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
13 Jun 1918 Vice Admiral Kazuyoshi Yamaji was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1918 Rear Admiral Yoshitada Mikami was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1920 Admiral Naomi Taniguchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Aug 1921 Vice Admiral Kiyokaze Yoshida was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
26 Dec 1921 Vice Admiral Hisatsune Iida was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Mar 1923 Rear Admiral Morie Tokiwa was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Jun 1923 Vice Admiral Shiro Yamauchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
6 Nov 1923 Vice Admiral Tadatsugu Tajiri was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1924 Rear Admiral Shinichi Oguri was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
20 Dec 1924 Vice Admiral Eizaburo Fujiwara was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Aug 1925 Vice Admiral Nobutaro Iida was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Jul 1926 Rear Admiral Junzo Yoshitake was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Nov 1927 Rear Admiral Tadashi Kurata was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1927 Rear Admiral Kesaichi Hitsuda was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
10 Dec 1928 Vice Admiral Eijiro Hamano was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
20 Nov 1929 Rear Admiral Seizaburo Mitsui was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1930 Vice Admiral Shusei Yuchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 May 1931 Vice Admiral Shunzo Mito was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
11 Jan 1932 Vice Admiral Akira Goto was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
18 Jun 1932 Rear Admiral Toyonaka Yamauchi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1932 Rear Admiral Shinji Suzuki was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Nov 1933 Vice Admiral Yoshiyuki Niyama was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Nov 1934 Rear Admiral Tsuyoshi Kobata was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Nov 1934 Vice Admiral Hiroshi Ono was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Nov 1935 Vice Admiral Senzo Wada was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1936 Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Miwa was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
1 Dec 1937 Vice Admiral Shunzo Mito was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Nov 1938 Vice Admiral Goro Hara was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Dec 1938 Raizo Tanaka stepped down as the commanding officer of light cruiser Jintsu and was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
15 Nov 1939 Vice Admiral Ibo Takahashi was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. Rear Admiral Akira Matsuzaki was named his Chief of Staff.
27 Feb 1941 Vice Admiral Koki Yamamoto was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
10 May 1941 Vice Admiral Toshio Shimazaki was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan.
20 Nov 1941 The Japanese naval base at Mako in Pescadores Islands, Taiwan was upgarded to full Guard District status.
28 Nov 1941 Naka arrived at Mako, Pescadores islands.
7 Dec 1941 Naka departed Mako, Pescadores islands to escort the Philippine Islands invasion force.
14 Dec 1941 Naka arrived at Mako, Pescadores islands.
18 Dec 1941 Naka departed Mako, Pescadores islands.
24 Dec 1941 Naka arrived at Mako, Pescadores islands.
18 Apr 1942 Shokaku arrived at Mako, Pescadores Islands.
19 Apr 1942 Less Carrier Division 5, which detached with screen to head for New Guinea for Operation MO, Akagi and the Striking Force departed Mako in high speed attempted pursuit of the carriers that had launched the Doolittle Raiders which had just struck the Tokyo Bay area on the previous day.
19 Apr 1942 Shokaku departed Mako, Pescadores Islands to participate in Operation MO in the Coral Sea commencing 20 Apr 1942.
8 Jun 1942 Naka arrived at Mako, Pescaore islands.
9 Jun 1942 Naka departed Mako, Pescaore islands.
7 Aug 1942 Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Mako, Pescadores.
8 Aug 1942 Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Mako, Pescadores.
20 Nov 1942 Vice Admiral Takeo Takagi was named the commanding officer of the Mako Guard District at Pescadores islands, Taiwan, which was elevated from its previous position as a third tier naval port.
21 Dec 1942 Tatsuta Maru arrived at Mako, Pescadores and departed later in the same day.
15 Aug 1944 Irako arrived at Mako, Pescadores Islands, Taiwan.
12 Oct 1944 US Navy carrier aircraft attacked the Japanese Navy base at Mako (now Makung), Pescadores Islands in the Taiwan Strait.
27 Oct 1944 B-24 bombers of No. 159 Squadron RAF from Kharagpur in eastern India mined the Penang Strait.
4 Apr 1945 Six B-25 bombers of 498th Bombardment Squadron and six B-25 bombers of 500th Bombardment Squadron, both of USAAF 345th Bombardment Group, took off from San Marcelino in western Luzon island, Philippines to attack Mako (now Magong or Makung) harbor, Pescadores Islands in the Taiwan Strait. The attack commenced at 1430 hours, sinking a 2,000-ton tanker and the 2,500-ton freighter Horei Maru. 500th Bombardment Squadron lost one bomber to anti-aircraft fire.

Photographs

USAAF reconnaissance photograph of Mako harbor, Pescadores Islands, Dec 1943Japanese sailors at Mako (now Makung), Pescadores Islands (Penghu), Taiwan, 1944Aerial view of Mako Guard District, Pescadores Islands, 12 Oct 1944Mako Guard District, Pescadores Islands under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2
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Maps

USAAF 498th Bombardment Squadron hand drawn map for the 4 Apr 1945 attack on Japanese shipping in Mako harbor, Pescadores Islands




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USAAF reconnaissance photograph of Mako harbor, Pescadores Islands, Dec 1943
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