Lat 25°11′40″N Long 110°19′11″E Kweilin Airfield is located near Kweilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China. Postwar known as Guilin Qifengling Airport. Nearby today is Liangtang Airport (Yangtang).
Used by the USAAF during June 1942 until November 1944.
American units based at Kweilin
7th BG, 11th BS (B-25) Kunming June 30, 1942 -
51st FG, 16th FS (P-40) ? - November 29, 1942 Chenyi
23rd FG, 76th FS (P-40) Kunming July 25 - Aug 18, 1942 Kunming ret Dec 7 - 26 Suichwan
9th PRS (F-4 det) Pandaveswar January 3 - July 1943
23rd FG, 75th FS (P-40) Kunming Oct 11 - Nov 1, 43 Hengyang ret Nov 21 Lingling June 25, 44
68th Composite Wing, HQ Kunming Dec 23, 1943 - Sept 15, 1944 Liuchow
51st FG, 16th FS (P-40) Chenyi March 31 - September 20, 1943 Hengyang
341st BG, 11th BS
(B-25) Kunming June 21, 1943 - June 28, 1944 Yang Tong
5th PRG, 21st PRS (F-4 det) Bishnupur July 12 - September 12, 1944 Kunming
23rd FG, HQ Kunming September 1, 1943 - September 8, 1944 Liuchow
51st FG, 449th FS (P-38 det) Lingling Sept 1, 1943 entire unit July 16, 1944
23rd FG, 74th FS (P-40) ? - September 12, 1944 Luliang
341st BG, 491st BS (B-25 det) Yangkai June 13 - July 10, 1944 Yangkai
118th Tactical Recon
Squd (air echelon, P-51) Chengkung June 16 - Sept 14, 1944 Liuchow
51st FG, 26th FS (P-40) Liangshan June 20 - 30, 1944 Kunming
Japanese andAmerican missions against Kweilin
July 4, 1942 - July 16, 1945
During early November 1944, Japanese forces approached the area and the airfield was demolished
before they occupied the airfield on November 10, 1944. Afterwards, it became an Allied target and was bombed until July 1945.
Used postwar as a commerical and military airport known as Guilin Qifengling Airport / 桂林奇峰岭机场.
By the late 1990s closed
after the construction of nearby Liangjiang International Airport.
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October 23, 2019