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    Keelung Harbor (Kirun Harbor, Kiirun Harbor)  Taiwan (Formosa)

Location
Lat 25° 7' 42N Long 121° 44' 31E  Keelung Bay (Kirun Bay) borders Keelung (Kirun, Jilong) on the northern tip of Formosa (Taiwan). Also known as Keelung Harbor or Kirun Harbor. Divided into the "Inner Harbor" nearer to shore and "Outer Harbor". Offshore bordering the Outer Harbor is Shoryo-to (Shoryo Island), Toban-sho (Toban Island) and Chusonshi-to (Chusonshi Island).

Prewar
During the Japanese occupation of Formosa between 1895–1945, known as Kīrun Bay also spelled Kirun or Kiirun).

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, used as a shipping port by Japanese merchant vessels and the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).

American missions against Kirun (Kiirun, Keelung)
October 12, 1944–June 19, 1945

SB2C-3 Helldiver Bureau Number 19422
Pilot Eslick MIA October 12, 1944, last seen in a dive 2 missing

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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