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Location
Luliang Airfield was located at Luliang in China.

Wartime History
Used by USAAF bombers during the Pacific War.

On December 1, 1944 a B-24 detachment from the 7th BG, 436th BS began operating at Luliang to ferry gasoline to Suichwan and is joined by another B-24 detachment from the 7th BG, 493rd BS on December 17, 1944 and the 492nd on December 20, 1944. Operations continue until January 1945.

On March 4, 1945 eleven 20th Air Force B-29s, staged from Luliang to drop aerial mines in the confluence of the Hwangpoo River and Yangtze River and the Tai-hsing Narrows near Shanghai.

American units based at Luliang
23rd FG, 74th FS (P-40, P-51) Kweilin and Liuchow September 12, 1944 - August 1, 1945 Liuchow
23rd FG, HQ Liuchow September 14, 1944 -
23rd FG, 76 FS (P-40, P-51) ? - August 24, 1945 Liuchow
308th BG, 373rd BS (B-24) Yangkai September 14, 1944
68th Composite Wing, HQ Liuchow November 7, 1944 - ?
14th AF, 21st PRS (F-5 detachment) Kunming November 26, 1944 - May 13, 1945 Kunming
7th BG, 436th BS (B-24 detachment) Madhaiganj December 1, 1944 - January 1, 1945 Madhaiganj
7th BG, 493rd BS (B-24 detachment) Pandaveswar December 17, 1944 - January 6, 1945 Pandaveswar
7th BG, 492nd BS (B-24 detachment) Madhaiganj December 20, 1944 - January 30, 1945 Madhaiganj
14th AF, 11th CCS (C-47) Yunnani June 20, 1945 - ?
1st CCG, 3rd CCS (C-47) Myitkyina August 25, 1945
1st CCG, 3rd CCS (C-47) Hathazari August 25, 1945

References
U.S. Army In World War II, The Technical Services,The Corps of Engineers,The War Against Japan, Office of The Chief of Military History, U.S.Army 1966. PG. 441

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Last Updated
September 14, 2017

 

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