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17 Aug 1942

Taiwan
  • The Karenko Prisoners of War Camp in Karenko (now Hualien) in eastern Taiwan was opened. It would hold high-ranking prisoners of war such as Jonathan Wainwright and Arthur Percival. ww2dbase [Karenko | CPC]
25 Jun 1943

Taiwan
  • The Karenko Prisoners of War Camp in Karenko (now Hualien) in eastern Taiwan was closed. ww2dbase [Karenko | CPC]
12 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • Aircraft from USS Hancock attacked the Karenko Airfield in Karenko (now Hualien) in eastern Taiwan; nearly Japan Aluminum Company and Toho Metallury Company industrial facilities were also damaged. ww2dbase [Karenko Airfield | Hancock | Karenko | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Oct 1944
Karenko Airfield under attack by aircraft of USS Hancock, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2Karenko Airfield under attack by aircraft of USS Hancock, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2
3 Jan 1945

Taiwan
1 Apr 1945

Taiwan
  • B-25 bombers of US 38th Bombardment Group attacked Karenko Airfield, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Karenko Airfield | Karenko | CPC]
15 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 1945
Aerial view of Karenko Airfield, Karenko (now Hualien), Taiwan, 15 Jun 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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