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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tainan Air Station Begins Again 1958-1959

There was not much to see on Tainan Air Station before the late 1950s.

I've never corresponded with anyone who was stationed at Tainan in the early years. except Jim Nelson.

MAAG Taiwan was in the area, but it was headquartered at Tsoying Naval Base.  Not a lot of information from that base or era.

Let's see.  How many years ago was 1958?   59 years, going on 60.

What was the average age of a soldier, sailor or airman who might have been stationed in the south of Taiwan in 1958?  Probably in their early to mid 20s.

So, practically speaking, the age of just about anyone stationed in the south of Taiwan in 1958 would be probably be at least 80 years old. (Of course accompanying family would be younger)  

 Today a look-back for those of you who once called the Tainan area home, a look at the US side of the base as it came up in 1958-1959.

I've posted the building numbers of the buildings, using the 1972 map of Tainan Air Base.

I should note, from 1959 until the base closed down, there were additions and remodels of the buildings in this old photo.

Hope you enjoy going back 60 years, and many warm memories abound.

In the end, all we have are memories, I hope your memories of Tainan are beautiful.

Base Construction on-going when this photo taken by Jim Nelson.

1972 Tainan AB map. 
You will have to click or double click on the map to get a larger and clearer map.

I you have time, we have more old photographs from Jim Nelson.

Here is a link to many of Jim's photos that appeared in our Taipei Air Station Web Page many years ago.

Thank you Jim Nelson. 

Your photographs have been seen and enjoyed by thousands of folks over the years.