• 上大和(南)飛行場平面圖 (Kamiyamato S. Airdrome on Google Earth & Maps)

    Posted on May 15th, 2011 Administrator 4 comments

    上下兩張照片都是現在花蓮光復鄉境內上大和(南)飛行場的空照圖(美軍稱為Taiharo – 大巴塱),雖然拍攝日期只差了兩個月,很明顯下圖的飛行場中央多了一條跑道。
    The US military referred to the airdrome in the photos as Taiharo Airdrome while the Japanese called Kamiyamato South. Though the second photo was taken only two months after the first, the differences are obvious: a paved runway had been built during the time.

    總共有十幾座飛機掩體散佈在飛行場的外圍,有些在現在的光復糖廠旁,有些就在河床上。下面三座飛機掩體位於飛行場中央的東邊,其間的建築物應該不是民房,而是軍用營房。
    Several revetments were built along the railway next to Kamiyamato sugar refinery. Others were scattered on the riverbed. Three following revetments were located to the east of the middle of the airdrome.

    「台灣區各機場要圖」裡的上大和(南)飛行場要圖相當簡略,但註明了飛行場的大小:
    The 1945 Taiwan Area Airdrome Plans included a very crude map of Kamiyamato South.

    • Download the kmz file of the airdrome plan for Google Earth.
    • View the airdrome plan on Google Maps.
     

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    • Great job-

      I have a friend that lives on the road going east and west around the middle of the runway. The first house to the south going east. They have lived there only 20 year and did not know about this airport. They did however say they had heard about an old Jappanese airport 4.5 Kilometers to the south near the minimum security prison.

      Take care,
      Gene

      I am in the US for the summer.

    • If there was a Kamiyamato South Airdrome was there a Kamiyamato or a Kamiyamato North Airdrome?

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    • Administrator

      Gene: Yes, there was indeed a Kamiyamato North. But the Americans called Hyashida Airdrome. I did not know it was the same as Kamiyamato North at the time when I wrote that entry.

    • Thanks,
      Gene


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