Kaohsiung 高雄市 is located on the southwest coast of Taiwan (Formosa) in the Southern Taiwan Region. During the Japanese colonial era known as Takao, Takow or Takau. Wartime Allied spelling Takao. Borders Kaohsiung Harbor (Takao Harbor).
Takao was occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War. During June to August 1945 targeted by American bombers and fighters.
American missions against Takao
June 29, 1944 - August 12, 1945
Takao Airfield (Kaohsiung Airport)
Wartime airfield in use today
Takao Harbor (Kaohsiung Harbor)
Harbor located on the coast. Used by the Japanese Navy and cargo ships during the war. Today it remains a major port, through which pass most of Taiwan's imports and exports pass.
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October 23, 2019