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Chart of POW Camps and Related Sites on Formosa (Taiwan):

Notes:
  1.  This chart was updated with information from Michael Hurst on 02/06/2010.  Note that the POW Camps are now listed in the sequence in which they were opened.
  2.  You will have to scroll right to see all of the printing on some lines.
 

Line #

POW Sites

Island/Area

Google Earth "Fly To" Entry

POW Work

Date Camp Opened

Date Camp Closed

Changes in POW Camp Designation & Notes

 

Sites in Formosa (Taiwan):

 

POW Camps:

81

Heito, Camp #3

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 39.4383' N 120 32.9050' E

POWs cleared rocks & stones from river bed to plant sugar cane - also worked in sugar factory.

08/12/1942

03/15/1945

Camp bombed by U.S. Navy in February 1945.

82

Karenko

Formosa (Taiwan)

23 58.9083' N 121 36.7083' E

Camp for senior officers, governors of Asian colonies and aides - mostly engaged in farming and raising goats.

08/17/1942

06/25/1943

 

83

Takao

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 35.5967' N 120 18.0867' E

Transit camp near Takao Harbor - POWs did stevedoring work

09/07/1942

02/15/1945

 

84

Taichu, Camp #2

Formosa (Taiwan)

24 1.1133' N 120 40.8933' E

POWs excavated a flood diversion channel in the nearby river.

09/27/1942

07/01/1944

Camp flooded in June 1944.  POWs moved to Heito & other camps.

85

Taihoku, Camp #6

Formosa (Taiwan)

25 5.0667' N 121 32.5867' E

POWs worked on a memorial park, man-made lakes, farming and in railway repair shops.

11/14/1942

09/06/1945

 

86

Kinkaseki, Camp #1

Formosa (Taiwan)

25 6.6433' N 121 51.5067' E

POWs worked in a nearby copper mine.

11/14/1942

05/16/1945

POWs moved to Kukutsu on 05/16/1945.

87

Tamazato

Formosa (Taiwan)

23 20.4600' N 121 18.6867' E

Temporary camp for senior officers & aides to prepare for Red Cross visit.

04/02/1943

06/24/1943

 

88

Shirakawa, Camp #4

Formosa (Taiwan)

23 23.8500' N 120 26.4917' E

Senior officers camp after Karenko was closed - mostly engaged in farming.  Most officers moved to Manchuria in October 1944.  Then it was a hospital camp until the end of the war.

06/06/1943

08/26/1945

 

89

Taihoku, Camp #5

Formosa (Taiwan)

24 59.3417' N 121 33.4600' E

Camp for 32 most senior officers, governors & aides - no slave work done.

06/24/1943

12/06/1944

 

90

Inrin

Formosa (Taiwan)

23 56.8917' N 120 36.0950' E

Initially POWs came from Taichu Camp after it was flooded - little work.

07/01/1944

03/05/1945

 

91

Inrin Temporary Camp

Formosa (Taiwan)

23 56.6583' N 120 36.1350' E

Temporary rest camp for POWs from Hellship Hokusen Maru - little work.

11/09/1944

01/15/1945

 

92

Toroku

Formosa (Taiwan)

23 40.4500' N 120 32.2667' E

Temporary rest camp for POWs from Hellship Hokusen Maru - later housed other POWs from Taichu and Inrin Camps - little work, but some POWs worked at nearby sugar mill.

11/09/1944

04/11/1945

 

93

Kukutsu Camp

Formosa (Taiwan)

24 54.7217' N 121 30.3900' E

Basically an extermination camp - POWs were starved and beaten.

05/16/1945

08/24/1945

 

94

Oka Camp

Formosa (Taiwan)

25 8.2250' N 121 35.2550' E

Basically an extermination camp prepared to kill all POWs in Taihoku #6.

06/12/1945

08/21/1945

 

95

Churon Holding Camp Formosa (Taiwan) 25 3.6167' N 121 33.9833' E Temporary holding camp for POWs from Kinkaseki/Kukutsu awaiting evacuation. 08/25/1945 09/06/1945  

96

Maruyama Holding Camp Formosa (Taiwan) 25 4.1800' N 121 31.2833' E Temporary holding camp for former POWs awaiting evacuation by allied forces. 08/27/1945 09/06/1945  

 

Other Sites in Formosa (Taiwan):

97

Taihoku Prison

Formosa (Taiwan)

25 1.9383' N 121 31.5250' E

U.S. aircraft crews imprisoned, interrogated and in some cases, executed.      

98

Keelung Harbor (POW ships dock)

Formosa (Taiwan)

25 08.1467' N 121 44.5417' E

 

 

 

 

99

Takao Harbor (Entrance)

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 37.0017' N 120 15.9333' E

 

 

 

 

100

Takao Hospital

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 37.8767' N 120 16.7667' E

 

 

 

 

101

Taiwan Hellships Memorial

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 35.4433' N 120 16.9483' E

 

 

 

 

102

Location of Enoura Maru on 01/09/1945

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 36.8212' N 120 16.8232' E

 

 

 

 

102a

Burial site for Enoura Maru deceased

Formosa (Taiwan)

22 35.5533' N 120 16.9983' E