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Liangshan Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Chongqing, China


ww2dbaseThe Liangshan Airfield airfield in the Chinese war time capital of Chongqing was used by the US Army Air Force as a base for C-47 Skytrain transports and for photographic reconnaissance variant of P-38 Lightning aircraft. A contingent of fighters were located here for defense. The base was closed shortly after the end of WW2. The airfield re-opened between 14 Jul 1988 and 25 May 2003 and operated as the civilian Liangping Airport.

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Last Major Update: Jun 2014

Liangshan Airfield Timeline

20 May 1940 24 G3M bombers of Japanese 13th Air Group attacked Liangshan Airfield in Chongqing, China in the morning at the altitude of 14,700 feet. They were intercepted by eight I-16 fighters of 24th Pursuit Squadron of Chinese Air Force 4th Pursuit Group. The Chinese fighters shot down a G3M bomber, damaged two others (Chinese pilots claimed these as kills but they were able to make it back to base), and shot down an accompanying Ki-15-II aircraft in an observation role. The Chinese lost two I-16 fighters, which were written off due to heavy damage.
6 Jun 1943 8 Japanese light bombers escorted by 14 fighters attacked Liangshan Airfield in Chongqing, China, destroying 12 P-40 fighters and 1 other aircraft on the ground. Captain Zhou Zhikai, who had just landed in a P-40E fighter after a ground support mission, commandeered a P-66 Vanguard fighter belonging to US Army Air Forces parked nearby and shot down two Ki-48 aircraft and damaged another. Zhou was later awarded the Order of Blue Sky and White Sun for this action.

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WW2-Era Place Name Chongqing, China
Lat/Long 30.6794, 107.7861
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