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JAAF 1939

Location
Located in western Manchuria, east of the border with Mongolia.  Exact location unknown. In Japanese, spelled "Saienjo" or "Saien-Jyo", because salt was found at this location. Known to the Russians as "Seinjo".

Construction
Built by the Japanese during 1939 (?)

Wartime History
During the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident this airfield used by JAAF aircraft May - September 1939. This airfield was the nearest to the frontlines.

JAAF Units Based at Saienjo
11th Sentai (Ki-27) Harbin May - September 1939 Harbin
1st Sentai (Ki-27) Kanchuerhmiao June - September 1939 Sunjia (Harbin)
59th Sentai (Ki-27) Hankow September 1939 - ?

Ki-27's of the 59th Sentai arrived during September and flew combat only on September 15, 1939 and claimed 11 enemy shot down and lost 5 pilots from their 1st Chutai.

"Operational Order A-1" on July 27, 1939 JAAF bombers departed Seinjo before dawn to attack targets inside Mongolia.

Today
Disused since the war.

References
Japan Against Russia In The Sky of Nomonhan page 45
JAAF Fighter Units and their Aces pages 103, 111, 322, 330
Emblems of the Rising Sun page 115

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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