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    Kaitak Airfield (Kai Tak, Kai Tek)  China

Location
Lat 22°20'0" Long 114°12'0" Kaitak Airfield is located on the mainland of China near Hong Kong. Wartime spellings include "Kai Tak" or "Kai Tek".

Construction
Built by the British prewar.

Wartime History
At the start of the Pacific War on December 8, 1941 the Japanese aircraft attacked the Royal Air Force (RAF) contingent based at Kai Tak Airfield destroying all available British aircraft. Occupied by the Japanese during December 1941 for the remainder of the Pacific War.

Japanese units based at Kaitak Airfield
901 Kokutai (A6M Zero)

Between late Janauary 1944 until late March 1945 attacked by Allied fighters and bombers.

American missions against Kai Tek Airfield
January 23, 1944 - March 29, 1945

On December 22, 1944, P-51s and P-40s claimed Zeros shot down over Kai Tek Airfield.

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018

 

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