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    Harbin Airfield (No. 1) Heilongjiang Province Manchuria (Manchukuo) | China

Location
One of three airfields located around Harbin, located to the east of La-la-t'un and Wang-chia-tien.

Wartime History
Prewar Manchukuoan / Japanese Army Air Force airfield. During the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident this airfield used by JAAF aircraft May - September 1939.

JAAF Units based at Harbin (unknown if Harbin No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3)
11th Sentai (Ki-27) June 1932 - June 1939 Saienjo returns Sep - Oct 39 Wuchang, China, returns Dec 1940 - November 1941 Kukan, Phu Quoc, returns August - Sept 1943 Laolian
12th Sentai (BR.20) mid June - late June/early July 1939
68th Sentai (Ki-43 / Ki-61) April 1942 -

Postwar
Catured Japanese aircraft at the end of the war were used by Communist forces.

References
JAAF Fighter Units and their Aces, page 111

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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