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Kai Tak-north-east mound

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

The silhouetted building is visible  is the 1947 cropped image

RAF's arrival in Hong Kong-1945

An interesting article starting on page 32 onwards to page 45 of this PDF covering the RAF’s arrival in Hong Kong in 1945

Most of the story has been told in various formats in previously published documents.

One map/diagram shows Ping Shan and Ka Tak far way from where they actually are..

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/research/RAF-Historical-Society-J...

Kai Tak-Air Traffic Controller's anecdote-Perils of Runway 13s road crossing

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Japanese built structure-possibly a control tower-operations blockhouse

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Moddsey

Doing a David B, zooming in and cropping, your latest picture reveals a substantial building with a domed tower.

The more wide view shows the mound appearing to have a road partly circling it for access to the building

Kai Tak wartime Japanese control tower location-1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Old correspondence that has recently surfaced in my files gives a clue as the where the Japanese had their control tower during the war years.

Close study the available pictures of the airfield immediately after the war appear to show only one possible building.

Has anyone seen ground level images of the area where the identified building is situated?

1956 Operation reclamation

Text on Flickr:

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Kai-Tak-&-Kam-Tin-aerodromes-1942

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1942

This document infers Japanese aircraft were stationed in the New Territories as well as Kai Tak

1990 The single runway at Kai Tak International Airport, seen from the east

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1990

Kai Tak airport site given up when new runway built-early1960s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

This picture gives a different perspective of the Kai Tal Airport site and the San Po Kong area  than that we normally see.

David’s recent 2017 photographs appear to have been taken from a high level in the area where the remains of Runway 13 can be seen crossing the incomplete Prince Edward Road.

The RAF/Japanese hangar can be seen in the centre in plain sight, and with open access to the nearby main road

 

 

Kaitak-Airport-Former-HAECO-premises-Aerial

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

Aerial photographs of the former Kaitak premises of  Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. through the years. Published in Feb 1991 on the occasion of the company's 40th anniversary.


 

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