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19 Apr 1923

Taiwan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito visited Shinchiku Prefecture Hall, Shinchiku Higher Elementary School in Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan in the morning. In the afternoon, he traveled to Taichu (now Taichung) by train, visiting Taichu Prefecture Hall, Taichu No. 1 Higher Elementary School, Taichu water pumping station, and Taichu No. 1 Middle School. ww2dbase [Nuremberg Trials and Other Trials Against Germany | Showa | Shinchiku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1923
Crown Prince Hirohito at Shinchiku Train Station, Shinchiku City (now Hsinchu), Shinchiku Prefecture, Taiwan, 19 Apr 1923Gate erected for Crown Prince Hirohito
23 Nov 1943

Taiwan
  • The USAAF commenced operations with the new P-51A fighter in Asia when eight P-51 fighters from Claire Chennault's 23rd Fighter Group escorted B-25 Mitchell bombers in an attack on the Japanese airfield in Shinchiku Prefecture (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [P-51 Mustang | Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | AC]
25 Nov 1943

Taiwan
  • Aircraft of US Army 14th Air Force (14 B-25 bombers, 16 P-38 and P-51 fighters) attacked Shinchiku Airfield in Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. US claimed 50 Japanese aircraft destroyed, but Japanese records showed only 4 shot down and 13 destroyed on the ground. 25 Japanese servicemen were killed, and a further 20 were wounded. 2 US aircraft were damaged. US journalist Theodore Harold White observed this attack in one of the bombers. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
12 Oct 1944

Taiwan Photo(s) dated 12 Oct 1944
Shinchiku Airfield under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2Shinchiku Airfield under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 12 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2
13 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • US Navy carrier aircraft attacked Shinchiku Airfield in Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan, destroying 4 hangars, 8 shops, and 2 barracks. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Shinchiku Airfield under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 13 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2Shinchiku Airfield under US Navy carrier aircraft attack, Taiwan, 13 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2
14 Oct 1944

Taiwan
  • Carrier aircraft from USS Intrepid attacked Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. At Shinchiku Airfield, one Ki-44 aircraft on the ground, five twin-engine aircraft on the ground, and 1 hangar building were destroyed. At the natural gas experimentation station about four miles east of the airfield, three hits were scored, with one hitting the lab building, another destroying the warehouse, and the last damaging the methane plant; 34 workers were killed at the station. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Intrepid | Shinchiku | CPC]
17 Jan 1945

Taiwan
  • USAAF XX Bomber Command launched 90 or 92 B-29 bombers from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China against Shinchiku Airfield in northern Taiwan; 78 or 79 of them made it over to the target area, damaging hangars, barracks, and other buildings. This was to be the final B-29 mission against Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Jan 1945
Shinchiku Airfield under B-29 attack, northern Taiwan, 17 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 3Shinchiku Airfield under B-29 attack, northern Taiwan, 17 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 3Shinchiku Airfield under B-29 attack, northern Taiwan, 17 Jan 1945, photo 3 of 3
4 Apr 1945

Taiwan
  • USAAF A-20 aircraft based in the Philippine Islands attacked factories and rail marshalling yards at Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku | CPC]
13 Apr 1945

Taiwan
15 Apr 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
19 Apr 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck the city of Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku | CPC]
5 May 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
15 May 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck the city of Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku | CPC]
20 Jun 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
29 Jun 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands attacked the oil refinery at Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku | CPC]
8 Jul 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
11 Jul 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
8 Aug 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
10 Aug 1945

Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck the city of Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku | CPC]

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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