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Lat 22° 36' 59N Long 120° 18' 48E Kaohsiung 高雄市 is located at an elevation of 29' / 8m above sea level on the southwest coast of Taiwan (Formosa). During the Japanese colonial era known as Takao, Takow or Takau. Wartime Allied spelling Takao. Borders Toshien Harbor (Takao Harbor, Kaohsiung Harbor, Zuoying, Harbor) to the west. Today also known as Gaoxiong. Located in the Zuoying District, Southern Taiwan Region in Taiwan.
Takao was occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War. During June to August 1945 targeted by American bombers and fighters.
American missions against Takao
June 29, 1944–August 12, 1945
Takao Airfield (Kaohsiung Airport)
Wartime airfield in use today.
Toshien Harbor (Takao Harbor, Kaohsiung Harbor, Zuoying Harbor)
Borders Takao (Kaohsiung) used by the Japanese during the Pacific War and cargo vessels. Today a major port, through which pass most of Taiwan's imports and exports pass.
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