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    Chengkung Airfield (Chubur)  China

Location
Lat 24° 42' 0" N Long 102° 50' 0" E. Located near Chengkung. Also known as Chubur.

Wartime History
Used by the U. S. Army Air Force as a bomber, transport and fighter base. On December 22, 1943 seven P-40's intercept a force of 58 Japanese aircraft bound for Chengkung, shooting down three and preventing an attack on Chengkung Airfield.

American units based at Chengkung
380th BG, 374th (B-24) U. S. March 20, 1943 - February 18, 1945 Kwanghan
380th BG, 375th (B-24) U. S. March 20, 1943 - February 18, 1945 Kwanghan
51st FG, 16th FS (P-40) Hengyang November 25, 1943 - August 19, 1945 Nanning
14th AF, 23rd FG, 118th TRS (P-51) Gushkara June 12-16, 1944 Kweilin
51st FG, 449th FS (P-38) Kweilin July 16, 1944 - July 13, 1945 Mengtsz
1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadrons (C-47) Chengkung ? - February 1, 1945 Dohazari
35th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (F-5) Chanyi February 10, 1945
443d Troop Carrier Group, 27th Troop Carrier Squadron (C-47) Yunnani February 15 - Aug 13, 1945 Liangshan
69th Composite Wing, 19th Liaison Squadron (L-1, L-5) Kunming March 28 - August 18, 1945 Nanning
14th AF, 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (P-40, P-51) ? - June 1, 1945 Laohwangping
10th AF, 427th Night Fighter Squadron (P-61 detachment) Dinjan June 29 - August 16, 1945 Liuchow
14th AF, 115th Liaison Squadron, (L-1, L-4, L-5) Nagaghuli July 20-23, 1945 Hsingchiang
14th AF, 1st Combat Cargo Squadron (C-47) Hsinching August 16, 1945

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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