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Guilin Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Liangjiang, Guangxi, China

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ww2dbaseThe Guilin Airfield (Postal Map romanization: Kweilin) in Guangxi Province in southern China. Between late 1943 and late 1944, it was used by US 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers", flying P-40 Warhawk and P-51 Mustang fighters, and US 8th Reconnaissance Group, flying photographic reconnaissance variant of P-38 Lightning aircraft. Starting in late 1944, it was taken over by the Chinese-American Composite Wing, flying B-25 Mitchell bombers and P-51 Mustang fighters. The airfield was closed in Sep or Oct 1945. Today it is being used as the civilian Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.

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Last Major Update: Feb 2014



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Pilots of 7th Fighter Squadron, Chinese-American Composite Wing (Provisional) Ye Wangfei, Squadron Leader Bill Reed, Xu Huajiang, and Tan Kun at Guilin Airfield, China, 4 Mar 1944P-40N Warhawk fighters of the 74th Fighter Squadron (direct descendent of the AVG Flying Tigers) in China, probably Kweilin (now Guilin) 1943-44. Note rocket tubes being mounted under the wing.




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WW2-Era Place Name Liangjiang, Guangxi, China
Lat/Long 25.2181, 110.0392
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Pilots of 7th Fighter Squadron, Chinese-American Composite Wing (Provisional) Ye Wangfei, Squadron Leader Bill Reed, Xu Huajiang, and Tan Kun at Guilin Airfield, China, 4 Mar 1944P-40N Warhawk fighters of the 74th Fighter Squadron (direct descendent of the AVG Flying Tigers) in China, probably Kweilin (now Guilin) 1943-44. Note rocket tubes being mounted under the wing.


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