Ganzhou Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China


ww2dbaseThe Ganzhou Airfield (Postal Map romanization: Kanchow) in Jiangxi Province, China was originally built in 1936 with a 1,200-meter main runway and a 900-meter auxiliary runway. Both runways were 40 meters wide and 32 centimeters thick. Although it was a military airfield, it was used in the civilian capacity on many occasions. After the US entry into WW2 in Dec 1941, the airfield hosted photographic reconnaissance variant of US P-38 Lightning aircraft, while it also became the temporary home for several US units flying P-51 Mustang fighters and B-25 Mitchell bombers. The Americans departed from the airfield after the end of the war, and it became abandoned for many years. On 13 Nov 1959, communist Chinese authorities re-opened the airfield for civilian use under the name of Ganzhou Huangjin Airport. Its operations ceased in 2008 when a larger airport by the same name began operations.

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Last Major Update: Mar 2014

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WW2-Era Place Name Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Lat/Long 25.8267, 114.9128

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