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5 Sep 1937

China
  • Deng Xihou gave a patriotic speech in Chengdu, Sichuan, China before leading troops to eastern China to engage the Japanese. ww2dbase [Deng Xihou | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
11 Jun 1939

China
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15bis fighter, damaged a Japanese G3M2 bomber over Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
4 Nov 1939

China
  • Cen Zeliu led seven D.510 fighters to intercept a group of Japanese bombers attacking Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. He shot down the G3M bomber carrying commanding officer of 13th Kokutai Captain Kikushi Okuda, but his D.510 fighter was damaged by return fire, forcing him to bail out. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
14 Mar 1941

China
  • Wong Sun-sui, flying an I-15III fighter, was shot down by a Japanese A6M Zero fighter over Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. He made a successful crash landing, but sustained fatal injuries. ww2dbase [Wong Sun-sui | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15III fighter, was shot down and killed by an A6M Zero fighter over Shuangliu Airfield, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Shuangliu Airfield | Cen Zeliu | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
  • Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15III fighter, was shot down and killed by an A6M Zero fighter over Shuangliu Airfield, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Shuangliu Airfield | Cen Zeliu | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
16 Mar 1941

China
  • Wong Sun-sui passed away from wounds sustained during the aerial engagement two days prior at in Sumatou district, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Wong Sun-sui | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
1 Apr 1942

China
  • The Chinese Air Force established No. 3 Aircraft Plant in Chengdu, China. ww2dbase [Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
6 Apr 1944

China
  • Xinjin Airfield in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China became the forward headquarters of US XX Bomber Command. ww2dbase [Xinjin Airfield | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
10 Aug 1944

China
  • 29 B-29 Superfortress bombers of US 20th Bomb Squadron took off from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China for Nagasaki, Japan. 24 of them would arrive over the Japanese city just before midnight. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
29 Aug 1945

China
  • US Army Air Forces returned the control of Xinjin Airfield in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China to the Chinese Air Force. ww2dbase [Xinjin Airfield | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
30 Sep 1945

China
10 Dec 1949

China
  • Chiang Kaishek departed Fenghuangshan Airfield, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China at 1400 hours for Taiwan aboard C-54 transport "Zhongmei" piloted by Yi Fuen. Communist general Ye Jianying in Guangdong Province in southern China requested permission to intercept the C-54 aircraft, but he would never launch his fighters as his superiors failed to respond to his request. ww2dbase [Fenghuangshan Airfield | Chiang Kaishek | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
24 Dec 1949

China
30 Dec 1949

China
  • Deng Xihou defected to the Chinese communists, allowing communist forces to occupy Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China without opposition. ww2dbase [Deng Xihou | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
30 Mar 1964

China

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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