Jiangwan Airport

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Jiangwan Airport
江湾机场
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Closed
Serves Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°19′51″N 121°30′28″E / 31.33083°N 121.50778°E / 31.33083; 121.50778Coordinates: 31°19′51″N 121°30′28″E / 31.33083°N 121.50778°E / 31.33083; 121.50778
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Jiangwan Airport is located in Shanghai
Jiangwan Airport
Jiangwan Airport
Location in Shanghai

Jiangwan Airport (Chinese: 江湾机场) is was an airport located in Yangpu District of northeast Shanghai, China. It was closed in 1994 and the land has been redeveloped into the New Jiangwan City (新江湾城) neighbourhood.

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as Kiangwan (Jiangwan) Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–45). Kiangwan was used as the headquarters of the 1st Combat Cargo Group at the end of the war, its primary mission being the airlift of Chinese troops in and out of the Shanghai region. The airfield was also the home of the Air Technical Service Command "Shanghai Air Depot", which opened in October 1945 to supervise the deposition of Allied and captured Japanese aircraft in China. Kiangwan Airfield operated Air Transport Command services and flights from Shanghai as part of its Western Pacific Wing until 31 December 1947 when the ATC facilities were closed, and American forces left the area.[1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.