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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In the past fourteen years from 1999 - 2013, the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society has erected a number of memorials in honour and tribute to the men of the Allied nations who were taken prisoner by the...17 YEARS OF RESEARCHING, REMEMBERING and HONOURING THE TAIWAN POWS
2013 was the 17th anniversary of the recognition of the former Japanese prisoner of war camps on Taiwan during World War II and the beginning of the effort to uncover the story and to make sure that the...SPEECH BY LAURENCE MITCHELL III, CHIEF, LIAISON AFFAIRS SECTION, A.I.T. JUNE 19, 2005 TAIPEI, TAIWAN
WE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER AT THIS SPOT TO REMEMBER AND TO REFLECT UPON THE LIVES OF FOURTEEN AMERICANS WHO PERISHED HERE SIXTY YEARS AGO—SIXTY YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY.
IT IS NOT OUR PURPOSE TO DEMEAN THIS..."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...