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

Monday, June 22, 2020

75 Years Ago at the Old Taipei Prison....

A Time of Remembrance for our US Military Men who were Executed
75 years ago on June 19th, 1945. 

FOCUS Taiwan was at the old Prison last week, and

Here is their excellent Video report.

Thank you CNA.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Taiwan Personnel Listing - 20 June 2020

Taipei Air Station Blog -  20 June 2020

Below, our current, updated, Taiwan Personnel Listing.

If you served in Taiwan, we encourage you to add your name and "Nickname.

Anyone who served in Taiwan is welcome, we cover all services and all Taiwan Duty Stations. 

If you find someone on the list that you would like to contact, please Email us with name.  We will forward you Email to that person.

 Want to add your name to the Taiwan Personnel Listing? 

Use the listing below as a guide to what information to include in your Email. 
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There was 1 addition to the Taiwan Listing this week.

To view the Taiwan Personnel Listing, click,  "Read more" on the left margin below.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Hidden History in Keelung?

Last week during a telephone conversation with an old friend in Taipei,
he was searching the Internet and this photo appeared on his screen.

 First thought - Wow, I didn't know there was a Military Club in Keelung!

I sent this photo to a few friends, asking for their thoughts.

This photo was a Big Surprise to everyone.

I searched the http:// address printed on the bottom of the photo (above), 
spent a long time going through photos but did not find this photo, 
I didn't get to the end, gave up too much time.

One of my friends, translated the Chinese sign on the left side of the photo. 

Thank you Chris Wang for identifying wording on the Chinese sign.
Reading the long Chinese sign on the left side of the door area, 
it would appear this building was the 
Taiwan Military Police Station.

One of my friends said this could have been the Grand Opening of the "Club"

Another clue!

The sign above the door.

Had the US Military made the sign made, it would have said, Men's Club not Men Club.

Where does that leave us?

My guess, still lost, nothing for sure!

The Taiwan Military was trying to more easily to keep the young men who came off our 
visiting ships out of trouble.

Was the "Club" serving Alcohol?   

Maybe it was a social club without Alcohol.

They could keep an eye on the club and head-off fights and drunkenness to some degree.
Probably the ship would have sent some of their Sailors on SP Duty to also check-in.

But, I'm just guessing.

Please leave your thoughts.

And perhaps, someone may have seen or been inside this building in the 1950s.

Where was it located?

It's not over, hopefully, with your help, we can figure it out.

Look what I also found on the Internet.

You will have to go onto the Internet to see this discovery.

It's refreshing to see what the City of Keelung did.

Remember, this was the early 1950's....

Click on link just below..

 Please leave a Comment or write to us with your thoughts or remembrances.

Thank you.