China was at war with Japan since the 1930's. The strategic costal areas were occupied by the Japanese. Manchuria (Manchukuo) is a northern province.
Nationalist flew captured Japanese aircraft. Also,
the Communist were given captured Japanese equipment by the Russians,
against the terms of the Japanese surrender. Without their own pilots,
the Communists used former Japanese and Manchukuoans to fly with their
Air Force. Former Japanese planes served with both air forces
into the late 1940s and possibly early 1950s.
Ling Ling Airfield (Lingling, Yungchow)
Nanking Airfield (Ming Foo Kung, Tachiaochang, Daiko)
Hengyang Airfield (Heng Yang)
Mong Yu (Mong-Yu)
Junction of the Ledo Road and the "old" Burma Road. During the war, this road was improved
by the US Army, to link and complete the road spanning from Ledo to China.
During the middle of November 1944, Tushan was briefly occupied by Japanese troops. Prior to their arrival, a large Allied ammunition dump was destroyed prior to the Japanese
arrival by an American OSS party.
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August 27, 2014