• 紅毛飛行場平面圖 (Kokko Airdrome on Google Earth)

    Posted on December 5th, 2010 Administrator 2 comments

    當我第一次看到這張被美軍標示為Kokko Airdrome的空照圖時,我立即的聯想是湖口中興台上的那條跑道(因為Kokko是湖口的日文發音)。只是不論我在Google Earth上順時針或逆時針轉動湖口地區的衛星照片,都找不到相同的地貌。最後靠著另一張Kokko Airdrome空照圖上的鐵路,找到了這座飛行場的確實地點,不在湖口,而是在現今的新豐鄉裡。由於新豐的舊稱是紅毛鄉,所以這應該就是「台灣日陸海軍機場一覽表」裡的紅毛機場。
    The airfield in the WWII aerial photo below was designated “Kokko Airdrome” by American photo interpreters. At first I thought it was the airfield at the current location of the base of ROC Army 542nd Armored Brigade in Hukou Township (because Kokko is the Japanese pronunciation of Hukou). But I was not able to find any corresponding landmarks in the Google Earth satellite image of the Hukou area. Finally the railroad found in another Kokko Airdrome photo led me to its exact location, which was not Hukuo but Hsinfong Township.

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