Source: AFHRA via Academia Sinica 中央研究院臺灣文史資源海外徵集與國際合作計畫「美國空軍歷史研究部徵集成果」 (Formosa Interim Report)
Completed in 1934, Jitsugetsu Tan Power Plant No. 1 was previously name Monpaitan. It had the maximum power output of 140,000 horsepower, which could power the five generators installed to generate 100,000 kw of electricity at maximum. In the photo below, bombs can be seen dropped by an American B-24 bomber on this important facility.
This enlarged view of the above photo shows Jitsugetsu Power Plant No. 1 in detail, which was still intact:
Seconds later, the power plant was hit. In the following photo, water can be seen bursting out of the ruptured penstocks while the powerhouse was completely clouded in black smoke.
The struck switchgear continued to burn…
Even the massive penstocks were shrouded in smoke: