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    Liuchow Airfield  China

Location
Liuchow Airfield was located near Liuchow (Liuzhou) in China.

Wartime Usage
During the summer of 1942, captured A6M2 Zero 3372 was transported to this location and repaired. Used by the 10th Air Force by fighter, recon and medium bombers.

During the middle of September 1944, 10th Air Force B-24s are used to fly fuel to Liuchow for flight operations. On September 15, 1944 thirteen B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. The next day, nineteen B-24s fly in fuel. September 17 sixteen B-24s haul fuel to Liuchow. September 18, eighteen B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. September 19, eighteen B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. September 21, twenty-one B-24s haul fuel to Liuchow. September 22, thirteen B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. September 24 eleven B-24s haul fuel. September 25 three B-24 haul fuel. September 26, B-24s haul fuel to Liuchow. September 27, B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. September 28, B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. September 29, B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow. September 30, B-24s haul fuel to Liuchow.

American units based at Liuchow prior to Japanese occupation
23rd FG, 74th FS (P-40 det) Kweilin Feb 16 - April 30, 44 Kweilin returns Luliang Sept 12, 44
23rd FG, 76th FS (P-40) Lingling July 1, 1944 - ?
23rd FG, HQ Kweilin September 8 - 14, 1944 Luliang
8th PRG, 24th CMS (F-7) Guskhara July 10 - September 22, 1944 Changyi
14th AF, 21st Photographic Recon Sqn (F-5) Kunming Sept 10 - Nov 6, 1944 Kunming
68th Composite Wing, HQ Kweilin Sept 15, 1944 - November 7, 1944 Luliang
14th AF, 118th Tac Recon Sqn (P-51, F-6) Kweilin Sept 14 - Nov 7, 44 Chengkung
341st BG, 11th BS (B-25) ? - Nov 11, 1944 Yang Tong
341st BG, 491st BS (B-25 det) Yangkai June 13, 1944

During November 1944, the Japanese Army threatened the Liuchow area. The airfield was demolished before the Japanese overran the area on November 10, 1944.

American missions against Liuchow
July 31, 1944 - June 25, 1945

On July 1, 1945 Chinese forces liberate Liuchow, and Liuchow Airfield returned to Allied control. During August 1945, the 10th Air Force was in the midst of deploying units into China.

American units based at Liuchow after Chinese Army liberation
341st BG, 491st BS (B-25 det) Yangkai August 29 - Nov 2, 1944 Yangkai
1st Combat Cargo Group, HQ Myitkjina August 30, 1945
23rd FG, HQ Luliang Aug 1, 1945
23rd FG, 75th FS (P-51) Luliang August 1, 1945
23rd FG, 74th FS (P-51) Luliang August 1, 1945
10th AF, 427th Night Fighter Squadron (P-61) Dinjan August 13, 1945 - ?
10th AF, HQ Kunming August 9, 1945 - ?
10th AF, 71st Liaison Squadron (UC-64s, L-1, L-5) Kunming August 21, 1945
23rd FG, 76th FS (P-51) Luliang August 24, 1945
14th AF, 118th Tac Recon Sqn (P-51, F-6) Laohwangping Aug 25, 1945

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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