Fenghuangshan Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Chengdu, Sichuan, China


ww2dbaseFenghuangshan Airfield was built in northwestern Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China in 1931. After the US entry into WW2, it served as the home field of the US 312th Fighter Wing between Jul 1944 and Aug 1945, as well the US 426th Night Fighter Squadron.

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Last Major Update: Jan 2016

Fenghuangshan Airfield Timeline

10 Dec 1949 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.

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WW2-Era Place Name Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Lat/Long 30.7053, 103.9503

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