A tourist attraction transformed by a military base, for the Japanese times god wind special attack team bamboo aircraft shelter structure remains, 109 more explosive image painted walls.(Free visits)
Build a war education base - the preservation and living use of the mountain machine castle Yilan area two fighter fort group behind the bear a period of tragic peak years of Taiwan people, asked although not long ago, the younger generation because of limited historical data, the process of transmission is also a half-understanding, and it is difficult to appreciate the experience of the war experience experienced by the forefathers, more expected the main character of this article one of the mountain castle in the importance of salvation, but the national area has not yet completely out of the "call not to call the seat" shadow, to follow-up operators to go.
The military legacy of World War II 。 In August 1945, since the end of the Pacific War, Yilan left behind the Japanese military aircraft fort, after several changes to avoid the survival of 13, is Taiwan's only aircraft "shelter trench" group, both precious and expensive, become a living teaching material, and the mission of the Shanshan Castle Park, why not also interpret the "war will never win" truth. The arched cement building's "machine castle", as the name suggests, was used as a structure to hide or protect the aircraft, but before Japan surrendered, its cells were nouns for the aircraft's "bunker trenches" or "retreat trenches", in keeping with Japanese customary terms. In the information received by the Taiwan Army at the airport after the war, the record is made in the name of "special bunker", whether it is a special bunker, or a special bunker of the Shenfeng Special Attack Team, which is subject to further investigation.
During World War II, aircraft were one of the most important weapons of victory between the enemy and our armies, and the construction of airport cover bunkers naturally became an important forework, as seen on the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Taiwan's island-wide flight range has nearly 70, relative to the number of "machine castles" will be quite a lot, Yilan has three flight areas, such as north, south and west airports, the legacy of the aircraft fort group, is concentrated in the city of Yilan and The People's Mountain Township.
That year, the United States to explore the embargo oil sanctions, the Japanese army is seriously lack of fuel, the aircraft landed, the body was human to push the body into various bunkers. Therefore, the bunker is built in the airport or formerly known as the aircraft road on both sides, from the current Yilan residual 13-seater castle group location, can be witnessed, but most of the unsophisticational management, the same as ruins, or even submerged in the smoke and grass. Today's "machine castle" refers to covered cement bunkers, in addition, when the parking aircraft, there are mounds of earth and stone coverless bunkers, diamond-shaped, from the U.S. military aircraft can also clearly identify the figure of the aircraft, and directly from the south airport pushed to a few kilometers away from the first-class village bamboo forest hidden, therefore, "push (push) aircraft"
On August 15,2020, the 75th anniversary of Japan's surrender, the Asahi Shimbut newspaper published an interview with Dohu Kyutaro, a former command writer for the Shenfeng Special Attack Team, in which he mentioned that what he had done that year, like killing people, had been sent by at least 20 of its members during World War II and considered the most painful experience of his life. And his memory is the day he served in Yilan. At present, there are five young Shenfeng special attack team members, such as Takata-Fengzhi., which is the last message left to the family before the Yilan airport attack, however, their relatives and friends far away in Japan even where they died for the country, are not clear, according to Dohu's statement, he received the base camp's message, and then translated into the original text, and according to the instructions of superiors to write instructions. "Every time I write down a command, the face of the player comes to my mind, " said the 19-year-old. Because of the different positions we hold, we rarely get a chance to talk, and occasionally they salute me when we meet in the flight, so I probably know what they look like... The 95-year-old expressed deep regret for his past practices, saying, "When I write instructions, I often rewrite them several times, thinking that as soon as I write the instructions, they (the special teams) are going to sacrifice, and I feel like I'm doing the same thing as killing people." 」 In the interview, Dohu mentioned that during the Pacific War, he had taken a cargo ship to Singapore and was damaged by an enemy attack near Kaohsiung, Taiwan, so he moved to the flight site for management work, and soon transferred to the headquarters of the Army's 9th Flying Regiment in a cave near the Yilan base, where he served as a command writer in the central "war room". According to the booklet published by the Japan Museum of Knowledge, the personal data of 37 pilots is recorded, and of course the number of south airport expeditions (Okinawa) is indeed even greater, as there were nearly 100 strikes from 11 April to 17 June 1945, in other words, 20 instructions issued by Mr. Dohu on the eve of surrender, including those issued by these special forces.
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