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14 May 1945

Taiwan
  • At dawn, two B-25J bombers of USAAF 38th Bombardment Group took off from Lingayen Airfield in the Philippines for Taiwan. Only one of them was able to observe the target, the Kibi Sugar Refinery in Kizan, Takao Prefecture (now Qishan District, Kaohsiung), through the thick cloud cover. It dropped its four 500-pound parachute bombs, scoring at least two hits. The other aircraft dropped its four bombs en route home, targeting an unidentified warehouse, but two of the four fell in a residential district in Empo (now Yanpu, Pingtung County), causing fires. ww2dbase [Kizan, Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 May 1945
Kibi Sugar Refinery in Kizan, Takao Prefecture (now Qishan District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan under attack by B-25J bombers of USAAF 38th Bombardment Group, 14 May 1945

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