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Later, occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War.
This airfield was closed in 1948. It was used as a fuel depot until 1953.
Japanese Units based at Hankow
With two airfields in Wuchang, the original airfield was referred to as the Nan-hu Airfield. This was expanded into a commercial airport in the 1950's and remained in use until Wuhan Tian-he Airport was completed in 1995.
The JAAF used Wuchang extensively during WWII (it was expanded to include two concrete runways: one 1,550m long running north-south and the other 1,450m long running east-west. The heavy raid by the 14th AF on Hankow and Wuchang occurred on Jan. 14, 1945. The 48th and 25th Sentai suffered heavy losses including Lt. Hazawa, Iwataro, who was shot down and killed by Mustangs of the 118th TRS, 23rd FG.
American missions against Hankow
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