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Taihoku

Taihoku (Taipei; 121.497E 25.044N) was the principal city of Taiwan (Formosa) and a major port. The city was headquarters of Formosa Army on 7 December 1941. Nearby was Taihoku Naval Air Station.

The city was the headquarters of a regimental district.

The airfield was bombed by B-24 Liberators of 5 Air Force on 15 April 1945 and the city was bombed by 117 Liberators on 31 May 1945. The 31 May attack destroyed two-thirds of the city.

Rail connections

Keelung

Taichu


Climate Information:

Elevation 30'

Temperatures: Jan 66/54, Apr 77/63, Jul 92/76, Oct 81/67, record 101/32

Rainfall: Jan 9/3.4, Apr 14/6.7, 10/9.1, 9/4.8 == 83.8" per annum


References

Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2011-7-15)

"Handbook on Japanese Military Forces" (1944-9-15; accessed 2011-7-15)



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