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    Wuchang Airfield (Nan-hu Airfield) Hubei Province China

Location
Lat 30°29'0" Long 114°19'0"  Located at Wuchang near Hankow (Hankou) near Lake Nan-hu (南湖, South Lake). During the Sino-Japanese War and Paciic War, this airfield was referred to as "Wuchang Airfield". Today, this location is part of Wuhan.

Construction
During 1936, this airfield was built next to Lake Nan-hu and Nan-hu Seaplane Base.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War. During 1943, the Japanese built Hsu-Chia Peng Airfield in Wuchang. With two airfields now in Wuchang, this airfield was then referred to as Nan-hu Airfield.

During the war, the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) used Wuchang extensively, expanding it with two concrete surfaced runway: 1,550m running north-south and the second 1,450m running east-west.

American missions against Wuchang
July 1, 1942 - July 21, 1945

Postwar
During the 1950s, this airfield was expanded into a commercial airport. This airfield remained in use until Wuhan Tian-he Airport was opened during 1995.

References
Thanks to Raymond Cheung for additional information

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018

 

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