Ankang Airfield

Type   44 Air Base
Historical Name of Location   Ankang, Shaanxi, China
Coordinates   32.708056000, 108.931111000


ww2dbaseAnkang Airfield in Shaanxi Province, China was originally built by the Chinese Air Force in 1938. After the American entry into WW2 in Dec 1941, it became one of the US 14th Air Force bases. Between Apr and Aug 1945, several photographic reconnaissance missions were launched from Ankang to Japanese-held territory. After the end of the war, the Americans departed in early Oct 1945. Between 1964 and 1986, between 1995 and Jul 2001, and again between Apr 2006 and the present day, communist Chinese authorities operated the airfield for civilian flights under the name of Ankang Wulipu Airport.

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Last Major Update: Apr 2014

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2 Jun 1944 Five Chinese-American Composite Wing (Provisional) P-40N fighters from Ankang Airfield in Shaanxi Province, China escorted seven bomb-laden P-40N fighter-bombers of 7th Fighter Squadron of CACW on a mission to attack the Japanese airfield and rail station at Zhengzhou, Henan, China. 7 Ki-44 fighters of the Japanese 9th Sentai rose to intercept, shooting down 5. Zang Xilan, leader of the group from Ankang, claimed one Ki-43 and one Ki-44 aircraft over Bawangcheng; he was given credit for the Ki-44 downing.

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WW2-Era Place Name Ankang, Shaanxi, China
Lat/Long 32.7081, 108.9311
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