• Striking Jitsugetsu! 日月潭大轟炸! Conclusion

    Posted on February 1st, 2012 Administrator 2 comments

    Based on the codes written on the photographs taken during the bombing raid, I was able to identify the USAAF units taking part in the Jitsugetsu strike:
    根據轟炸當天拍攝照片邊上所寫的註記,可以知道哪些美軍單位參與了這次日月潭轟炸行動:

    These B-24 equipped units, all based at Clark Airdrome, Luzon, included: 這些配備B-24轟炸機的單位當時都以菲律賓的克拉克機場為基地,包括:

    22nd Bombardment Group 第22轟炸大隊

    • 19th Bombardment Squadron 第19轟炸中隊
    • 33th Bombardment Squadron 第33轟炸中隊
    • 408th Bombardment Squadron 第408轟炸中隊

    43rd Bombardment Group 第43轟炸大隊

    • 64th Bombardment Squadron 第64轟炸中隊
    • 65th Bombardment Squadron 第65轟炸中隊
    • 403rd Bombardment Squadron 第403轟炸中隊

    It was very likely that the 2nd Bombardment Squadron of the 22nd Bombardment Group and the 63rd Bombardment Squadron of the 43rd Bombardment Group, both also called Clark Airdrome home, did not join this mission.
    同樣以克拉克為駐地的第22轟炸大隊第2轟炸中隊與第43轟炸大隊第63轟炸中隊應該都沒有參與這次行動。

    Although anti-Japan sentiment is not uncommon among the Chinese people, it is interesting that most of the Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan will not miss the opportunity to see Sun Moon Lake, which owes a great deal to the Japanese for their effort during the Japanese colonial period. If only the Chinese could learn more about this chapter of history, then we may once again enjoy a serene Sun Moon Lake.
    仇日傾向甚為嚴重的中國人來台觀光時卻十分喜歡到日本人當年費心建設的日月潭遊覽,真是無比弔詭!不過我猜他們應該對日治台灣時期的歷史沒有深入了解,所以不知道日月潭的這一段過去。希望大家可以讓中國人多多了解這段歷史,好讓我們能再度擁有一個清靜的日月潭。

    有關日月潭水力發電建設的更多資訊,請參考林炳炎先生部落格的以下文章。在此也感謝林先生所給予的指導!

     

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