• 日治時期台北地區防空砲台 Anti-Aircraft Batteries in Taihoku during WWII

    Posted on August 2nd, 2012 Administrator 5 comments


    Source: Third Phase P.I. Report, April 1944. AFHRA via Academia Sinica 美國空軍歷史研究部(AFHRA)徵集成果

    儘管台灣在二次大戰期間是日本的領土,我在1970年代唸國小和國中時,歷史課本卻都是用「對日抗戰」的角度來描繪二次大戰,關於台灣的部分則以日本治台早期發生的台人抗日事件和後期的皇民化政策帶過,鮮少敘述台灣在對盟軍作戰上的角色以及美軍對台灣的大肆轟炸。上面是美國陸軍航空隊在1944年3月2日拍攝的兩張台北地區偵察照片,標示A/A的都是用來對付盟軍(尤其是美軍)飛機的防空砲台,數量不下於現在圍繞台北四周的防空飛彈陣地,再加上標示S/L的對空探照燈陣地,當時台北真是積極「對美抗戰」啊。
    The above two reconnaissance photos of Taihoku (Taipei) were taken in March 1944 by the US military. Those marked “A/A” were anti-aircraft batteries, while those marked “S/L” were search light sites. It is clear that Taihoku was heavily defended (mainly against American aircraft) at the time.

    我在中研院提供的二次大戰空照圖中找到了許多這些防空砲台的照片,提供如下供大家參考。
    I managed to locate some photos of these anti-aircraft sites. They are shown below with the site number indicated.


    A/A #17


    A/A #23


    A/A #26


    A/A #39


    A/A #42


    A/A #72


    A/A #77


    A/A #86


    A/A #112

    另外我也根據詳細的空照圖在現代的衛星照片上找到這些砲台的位置,標示在Google Maps上。我建議點擊衛星地圖下方的連結,除了顯示的地圖較大,同時也會標示出砲台的號碼。
    Based on detailed reconnaissance photos, I located most of these anti-aircraft sites on Google Maps below. It is suggested that you click on the link below the satellite image to view a larger version with the numbers of sites shown.


    View 日治時期台北地區防空砲台 AA Batteries in Taipei Area during WWII in a larger map

    An excellent reference on Japanese anti-aircraft installations is Photo Interpreter’s Guide to Japanese Military Installations Part II, which can be found on the All World Wars site.

     

    5 responses to “日治時期台北地區防空砲台 Anti-Aircraft Batteries in Taihoku during WWII” RSS icon

    • Hi, :

      It’s Sarah again. I am the one asking you about 空軍三重一村防砲陣地。 Recently, I came across a map of 防空智識圖(Outline of Anti-air strike standard procedure) by 東京警備司令部 陸軍航空本部 in the year of 1933。 I wonder you might know about this map ? It is interesting to study the map you have done ( anti-aircraft batteries in and around Taipei ) and the map by Japanese goverment together.

      Sarah

    • Thanks for the pointer. I never heard of this map until you mentioned it. Then I found it on 國家文化資料庫 website. But I think it is less interesting to me because it lacks the details that I want to see.

    • 請問若標示為M/G代表什麼呢?A/A之前加上LIGHT,表示武器有所不同嗎?對於武器實在非常陌生,謝謝您

    • 我在以上的照片裡沒找到M/G,所以您可能是指其他文件裡的文字。M/G有可能是Machine Gun的縮寫。Light A/A是指輕型防空武器。

    • 謝謝您的回覆,的確是在美軍對其他飛行場的判讀文件中看到。


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