Shuangliu Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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ww2dbaseThe Shuangliu Airfield (Postal Map romanization: Shwangliu) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China was originally the civilian Shuangguisi Airport. It was taken over by the Chinese Air Force in 1938 after the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War, and Chinese 5th Pursuit Group, flying I-15 fighters, was based at this airfield. Late in the war, starting in 1944, it was used by US 33rd Fighter Group, flying P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bombers and units flying photographic reconnaissance variant of P-38 Lightning aircraft. The base was closed in Aug 1945. On 12 Dec 1956, Communist Chinese authorities re-opened it as the civilian Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to replace the smaller Guanghan Airport (which was also a Sino-American military airfield during WW2). It remains the major international airport serving the city of Chengdu today.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Update: Jul 2014



Shuangliu Airfield Timeline

14 Mar 1941 Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15III fighter, was shot down and killed by an A6M Zero fighter over Shuangliu Airfield, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.




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WW2-Era Place Name Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Lat/Long 30.5783, 103.9469


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