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    Kwanghan Airfield (A-3, Guang-han, 廣漢) Szechuan Province China

Location
Located at Kwanghan (Guang-han, 廣漢) near Cheng Tu (Chengtu, 成都), Szechuan Province, China.

Construction
Built using thousands of Chinese laborers as bases for B-29 Superfortreess bombers.

Wartime History
On April 24, 1944 the first two B-29 Superfortress to fly over the "Hump" to China is a B-29 piloted by Brigadier General LaVern G Saunders, Commanding General 58th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy), arrives at Kwanghan. Accompanying is another B-29 is another carrying Major General Kenneth B Wolfe, Commanding General 20th Bomber Command. Developed as a forward base for the 444th Bombardment Group.

American units based at Kwanghan
81st FG, HQ Karachi May 12, 1944 - February 12, 1945 Fungwansham
81st FG, 92nd FS (P-47D) Karachi May 15, 1944 - February 12, 1945 Fungwansham
81st FG, 93rd FS (P-47D) Karachi July 11, 1944 - ?
311th FG, 530th FS (P-51) Dinjan October 21, 1944 - May 5, 1945 Pungchacheng
51st FG, 16th FS (P-51 detachment) Chengkung Dec 24, 1944 - January 30, 1945 Chengkung
308th BG, 374th BS (B-24) Chengkung / Kunming February 18, 1944 - June 27, 1945 Rupsi
308th BG, 375th BS (B-24) Chengkung / Kunming February 18, 1944 - June 27, 1945 Rupsi
308th BG, 425th BS (B-24) Chengkung / Kunming February 18, 1944 - June 27, 1945 Rupsi

References
Thanks to Raymond Cheung for additional information

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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