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Luliang Air Base

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Luliang
Air Base
Luliang
Air Base (China)
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Luliang County, China
Coordinates 24°59′17″N 103°38′33″E / 24.98806°N 103.6425°E / 24.98806; 103.6425
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 8,750 2,651 Concrete

Luliang Air Base is a People's Liberation Army Air Force Base, located about 5 kilometers southwest of Luliang in Yunnan Province, China.

HistoryEdit

During World War II, the base was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). The airfield was the primary home of the 23d Fighter Group (Flying Tigers), and its command and control organization, the 68th Composite Wing beginning in September 1944 until the end of the war in 1945. Secondary USAAF units assigned to the base were P-38 Lightning reconnaissance aircraft that flew photo-recon missions over Japanese-held territory; and C-47 Skytrain transports which moved personnel and materiel in and out of the base, along with evacuating casualties to rear areas. The Americans closed their facilities at Liulang after the war ended in October 1945.

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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