Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Looking for Taiwan Aircraft Photos

I received a note from Phil Hawks who currently resides in Australia.

Here is his letter.  

"I am an aviation enthusiast/researcher with a particular interest in Taiwanese aviation, having lived there for a number of years in the 1990s/2000s. 

I am hoping to eventually write the definitive book on the history of aviation in Taiwan, something which has never been attempted before. 

As part of this, I am intending to include, as far as is possible, a listing of all aircraft and units, of both the ROC military and the US forces that were based in or operated from Taiwan for any period of time. 

Not surprisingly, this is proving extremely difficult to compile as there are no comprehensive official records, so much of the information I have so far has been gleaned from contemporary photos or personal records.

I was therefore wondering if you or your blog readers might possibly be able to help with this endeavour. 

You've already published some excellent, and very useful, photos on your blog, and I'm sure there must be at least a few more out there. 

What I am looking for are historical photos (of any quality) of aircraft taken in Taiwan, or personal notes/documents that might be useful to identify aircraft tail numbers or units (such as flight logbooks/base records etc). Or, of course, anything else that might be potentially useful.

If there is anyone who was stationed in Taiwan from the 1950s to the 1970s who thinks they might have something that could help with this project, I would be really interested to hear. 

My email address is

Many thanks

Phil Hawks"

1 comment:

Audrey Deng said...

Memory is beautiful and never forgotten~

Also, beautiful dream will come true.

God bless USA and Taiwan, forever.

Audrey Deng