Since early in 1997 there has been an effort to recognize the former Commonwealth and Allied prisoners of war in Taiwan who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during World War II. This project which was known originally as the KINKASEKI POW MEMORIAL PROJECT, came about as a result of information coming to light late in 1996 about the notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp at Jinguashi, Taiwan, formerly known as Kinkaseki. Michael Hurst MBE, a Canadian expat living in Taipei, formed a committee to organize a memorial service for the men of Kinkaseki in May of 1997, and this ultimately led to the construction of a memorial to the POWs of Kinkaseki and the other POW camps in Taiwan. The Kinkaseki / Taiwan POW Memorial was officially dedicated on November 23, 1997.
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January 9, 1945 – was the date of the bombing of the hellship Enoura Maru at Takao Harbour, Formosa, with the loss of more than 300 American POW lives. On January 9th 2005 – the 60th Anniversary of..."FAMILY MEMBERS HONOUR DEAD AIRMEN" - TAIWAN NEWS - 2005-06-20 / Associated Press
Friends and relatives of 14 American airmen captured and executed by Japanese forces in Taiwan near the end of World War II gathered to honor them yesterday at the site of a notorious Japanese prison where they...THE REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT KINKASEKI
Over the past 17 years a number of the former Taiwan POWs - and many of their family members, have returned to be with us for our Remembrance Day service in Taiwan.
The ceremony takes place every...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED - THE "TAIWAN POW WAR GRAVES PROJECT" IS FINALLY COMPLETED!
From the Spring – Summer 2014 Society Newsletter
For the past two years we have been trying to obtain a photo of the last American war grave we needed to complete our Taiwan POW War Graves Project in...DEDICATION OF THE AMERICAN AIRMEN’S MEMORIAL
On Saturday June 20th 2009 a memorial service was held at the site of the former Taipei Prison to honor and remember the American airmen who were captured by the Japanese when their aircraft crashed or were shot...