31 Aug 1932

China
  • The pilot training program at the Republic of China Military Academy in Nanjing, China was officially reopened at the Jianqiao Airfield in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China under the new name of the Central Aviation Academy. Chiang Kaishek took personal command of the academy, relieving Lieutenant General Mao Bangchu. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Chiang Kaishek | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
1 Sep 1932

China
1 Oct 1932

China
  • The Central Aviation Academy at Jianqiao Airfield in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China established a political officers training program. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
12 Apr 1934

China
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, handing the resonsibility over to Lieutenant General Zhou Zhirou. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Chiang Kaishek | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
1 Aug 1934

China
  • The Central Aviation Academy began a basic flight training program at Nanchang Airfield, Nanchang Jiangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
24 Feb 1936

China
  • Lieutenant General Chen Qingyun was named the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, relieving Lieutenant General Zhou Zhirou. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
1 Aug 1936

China
  • Lieutenant General Huang Guangrui was named the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, relieving Lieutenant General Chen Qingyun. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
6 May 1937

China
  • Lieutenant General Chen Qingyun was named the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, relieving Lieutenant General Huang Guangrui. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
14 Aug 1937

China
  • 18 Type 96 G3M bombers of the Japanese Kanoya Air Group took off from the Matsuyama Airfield in Taihoku (now Songshan Airport in Taipei), Taiwan to bomb Jianqiao Airfield at Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province and Guangde Airfield in Anhui Province in China. Fighters of the Chinese 4th Pursuit Group, led by Captain Gao Zhihang, rose to intercept from Jianqiao and shot down 3 bombers without any losses. Cheng Xiaoyu's 22nd Squadron, also of the Chinese 4th Pursuit Group, rose to meet the other group attacking Guangde Airfield, shooting down another. Anti-aircraft crews claimed a further two bombers destroyed. Gao's downing was the first Republic of China Air Force victory of WW2. In 1939, the Chinese Nationalist government would declare 14 Aug as a holiday, Air Force Day, as an instrument to raise morale. ww2dbase [Bombing of Shanghai, Chongqing, and other Cities | Jianqiao Airfield | Gao Zhihang | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
15 Aug 1937

China
  • Lieutenant Yue Yiqin of the 22nd Pursuit Squadron of the Chinese 4th Pursuit Group, flying a Hawk III biplane fighter, shot down four Japanese carrier-based A5M fighters over Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China at dawn. ww2dbase [Yue Yiqin | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
1 Oct 1947

China
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, handing the resonsibility over to Lieutenant General Hu Weike. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Chiang Kaishek | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
26 Mar 1955

China
1 Jan 1957

China
29 Dec 2000

China
  • Jianqiao Airfield (Hangzhou Air Base) in Zhejiang Province, China became a military facility after civilian flights were transferred to the newly completed Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. ww2dbase [Jianqiao Airfield | Hangzhou, Zhejiang | CPC]
25 May 2006

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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