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    Amoy Airfield (Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport) Fujian Province China

Location
Lat 24°32′39″N Long 118°07′40″E Located on Amoy Island (Xiamen Island) near Amoy (Xiamen). Also known as "Amoy Island Airfield". In Chinese, Amoy means "High Ridge" Known to the Japanese as "Takasaki" (High Ridge).

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during the Second SIno-Japanese War, October 1938. Used by the Japanese until the end of World War II.

American missions against Amoy
October 7, 1943 - May 5, 1945

Postwar
During October 1949, occupied by Communist forces.

Today
Still in use today as Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (Xiàmén Gāoqí Guójì Jīchǎng). Chinese: 厦门高崎国际机场). The runway is 11,155' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes IATA: XMN, ICAO: ZSAM

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Xiamen Airport Development Co. Ltd - Xiamen Airport Official Webpage

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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