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Kowloon


Aerial photograph of Hong Kong

U.S. Army

Kowloon (114.167E 22.301N) was the chief city and port of the mainland portion of Hong Kong. It was also the location of the airfield, Kai Tak, which was defended by a paltry four antiaircraft machine guns.

At the time war broke out, the area was garrisoned by Kowloon Brigade, consisting of a battalion each of 2 Royal Scots, 7 Rajput, and 14 Punjab Regiments. Kai Tak based 4 Vildebeeste and 13 civilian DC-2 airliners.

The city was evacuated on the night of 12/13 December 1941 and remained under Japanese control until the final Japanese surrender.

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