Takao Seaplane Base

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Takao, Takao, Taiwan

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ww2dbaseThe Takao Seaplane base in Takao (now Kaohsiung) in southern Taiwan was at times incorrectly referred to in US military documents as "Reigaryo Seaplane Base" or "Reigaryo Seaplane Station". It featured a 420-foot by 120-foot hangar with two ramps into Takao Harbor. The US Navy concluded that this seaplane base saw only limited use, thus it escaped major raids (such as the large scale carrier raid of 12 Oct 1944) relatively unharmed. After the war, the seaplane facilities were removed, and an area of water before it was reclaimed for industrial facilities.

ww2dbaseSource: taiwanairpower.org

Last Major Update: Nov 2014



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Aerial view of Takao Seaplane Base, Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, early 1944Aerial photo of Takao Seaplane Base, Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944; photo taken by an aircraft from USS Wasp




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WW2-Era Place Name Takao, Takao, Taiwan
Lat/Long 22.5674, 120.3237
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Aerial view of Takao Seaplane Base, Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan, early 1944
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