Xiangyun Airfield

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Xiangyun, Yunnan, China


ww2dbaseThe Xiangyun Airfield (Postal Map romanization: Siangyun; alternate name: Yunnani) in Yunnan Province, China was used to receive C-46 Commando and C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft from India over the eastern Hamalaya Mountains route known as "The Hump". A number of photographic reconnaissance variant of P-38 Lightning aircraft was also based here after late 1944. The Americans departed in Jul 1945 and the base remains abandoned today.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Update: Aug 2014

Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code


Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Xiangyun, Yunnan, China
Lat/Long 25.4456, 100.7347
Random Photograph

Hickam Field main gate, 1940s.

Famous WW2 Quote
"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945