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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]
Libya
  • Adrian Pelt of the Netherlands was appointed the United Nations Commissioner of Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]

10 Dec 1949 Interactive Map

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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