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    Ming Foo Kung Airfield (Ming Ku Kung, Nanking, Daiko)  China

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USAAF c1945

Location
Lat 32°2'0" Long 118°49'0" ocated just outside of the old city wall of Nanking. Also known as "Nanking Airfield" or "Ming Ku Kung" or "Daiko". Also known as "Ming Palace Airfield" 明故宮.

Construction
Prewar airfield used by both civilian and military aircraft, but most military flights took place from nearby Ta Hsiao-Chang Airfield (Big Parade Ground).

American Missions against Nanking
November 12, 1944 - July 31, 1945

Postwar
Nanking Airfield was closed in the 1950's and is the site of the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

References
"Vniebo Kitaia" by D. A. Kudymov
Thanks to Raymond Cheung for additional information

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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