Okayama Aircraft Factory
|Type||124 Air Base, Factory|
|Historical Name of Location||Takao, Takao, Taiwan|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe Okayama Aircraft Factory was a major aircraft repair facility for the Japanese military in southern Taiwan. A number of airstrips were nearby.
Last Major Update: Aug 2015
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Okayama Aircraft Factory Timeline
|25 Aug 1944||US reconnaissance aircraft took photographs of Okayama Airfield and Okayama Aircraft Factory north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan.|
|12 Oct 1944||Aircraft from USS Wasp attacked the Okayama Airfield north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. Nearby targets of opportunity such as the seaplane base at Toko Bay (now Dapeng Bay), the naval port at Toshien (now Zuoying), and the Japanese Army airfield at present-day Kaohsiung International Airport were also attacked.|
|14 Oct 1944||132 B-29 bombers of USAAF 40th, 444th, 462th, and 486th Bombardment Groups launched from the Chengdu, China area airfields to attack the Okayama Aircraft Factory north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. 106 of them dropped their bomb loads on the primary targets, while 12 bombed secondary targets. 2 bombers were lost on this mission.|
|16 Oct 1944||USAAF XX Bomber Command B-29 bombers attacked Okayama Airfield north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan.|
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