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Koryu Airfield

Type   141 Air Base
Historical Name of Location   Koryu, Shinchiku, Taiwan
Coordinates   24.631679000, 120.784134000


ww2dbaseLocated at Koryu, Shinchiku Prefecture (now Houlong, Miaoli County) in Taiwan, the Koryu Airfield was built in 1944. A small number of Japanese aircraft were based there by early 1945, leading to strikes by US aircraft in early 1945. It was transferred to Republic of China at the war's end, and the documentation during the transfer noted that the airstrips was overgrown with weeds and could not be used for air operations in that current state. Taiwanese authorities soon sold the land to civilians for agricultural use, and most airfield structures were removed within the following few years.

ww2dbaseSource: taiwanairpower.org

Last Major Update: Mar 2022

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3 Jan 1945 18 F6F-5 fighters of Air Group 81 from USS Wasp attacked Koryu Airfield in Taiwan with rockets, bombs, and strafing; no Japanese fighters rose to defend. These attacking fighters regrouped over Taiwan Strait after the attack, flew back over Taiwan, and attacked targets of opportunity; they sank a small fishing boat along the coast, destroying a cargo train (carrying oil) at present day Dashan Station of Houlong Township, and heavily damaging a 10-car passenger train further northeast. A separate group of 4 F6F-5 fighters of the same air group conducted a photographic reconnaissance mission over Koryu Airfield, Shinchiku Airfield, and Koko Airfield in Taiwan.

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WW2-Era Place Name Koryu, Shinchiku, Taiwan
Lat/Long 24.6317, 120.7841
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