《攻擊北斗飛行場！》這一篇的結尾提到，美國海軍蘭利號航艦（USS Langley, CVL-27）上的第44魚雷機中隊在1945年1月3日完成攻擊北斗飛行場的任務後便行返航，而為他們護航的第44戰鬥機中隊F6F-5戰鬥機則繼續對其他地區進行掃蕩任務。
On January 3, 1945, TBM-1C torpedo bombers of VT-44 and F6F-5 fighters took off USS Langley (CVL-27) to attack targets on central Formosa. On completion of their attack on Hokuto Airdrome (referred to as Keishu by the Americans, see the post “USN Hit Hokuto”), the torpedo bombers returned to the Langley while the fighters continued in a sweep of the remaining fields in the area.
The fighters first went to Rojoseki Airdrome, where no aircraft were observed. The team leader photographed the airfield with an F-56 camera specially mounted in his aircraft. (Please see the post “Photo of Rojoseki (Erlin) Airstrip”.) In fact, all the combat photos in this post were taken by this camera.
The fighters then flew to Soton (currently Caotun, Nantou). Again, no aircraft were visible:
If the photo had been taken today, it would look like this (the location of Soton Airdrome has been marked):
In the middle of the following Google Maps, the outline of Soton Airdrome is clearly visible:
When they arrived at Rokko (currently Lugang), the team leader led the fighters to the north, climbing to 8000 feet, from which the attack was begun on the field west of the town. The runs were made almost directly north to south. However, no photos but the following diagram was included in their action report:
The location of Rokko Airdrome:
After the attack, the fighters rendezvoused to the south, and the team leader led them in strafing attacks on Rokko Southeast Airdrome (actually named Shoka), where at least 20 twin and single-engine planes were found. The first attack was initiated from west northwest. Two twin-engine aircraft were along the north end of the runway, and were strafed by several pilots on this run. The targets of the next run, which was initiated from north, were three twin-engine aircraft on the northeast taxiway and other twin-engine planes in revetments. See the diagram below for locations of planes on this field. On conclusion of these attacks, the flight rendezvoused and returned to base.
One of the three twin-engine aircraft on the northeast taxiway:
A revetted twin-engine aircraft:
Burning aircraft in revetment:
Another revetted aircraft:
The locations where the four combat photos above were taken are marked in the next reconnaissance photo. Note this photo was NOT taken during this attack.
Rokko S.E. (actually Shoka) Airdrome on Google Maps: