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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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...TOROKU POW CAMP MEMORIAL DEDICATED
After five years in the works, a memorial to honour the American and British POWs who were held in the Toroku POW Camp from November 1944 to April 1945 was dedicated on Saturday June 6, 2009. The...DEDICATION OF THE AMERICAN AIRMEN’S MEMORIAL - JUNE 20, 2009
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...THE MEMORIALS FOR THE TAIWAN POWS
In the 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 Japanese in..."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...