Kitten Mountain

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Kitten Mountain
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Elevation 2,142 m (7,028 ft)
Location
Kitten Mountain is located in Guangxi
Kitten Mountain
Kitten Mountain
Xing'an County, Guangxi
Coordinates 25°48′N 110°20′E / 25.800°N 110.333°E / 25.800; 110.333Coordinates: 25°48′N 110°20′E / 25.800°N 110.333°E / 25.800; 110.333

Kitten Mountain (Chinese: 猫儿山; pinyin: Māo'ér Shān) is a 2,142 metres (7,028 ft) mountain located on the border between Ziyuan County and Xing'an County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) in the People's Republic of China that lies about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from the prefecture-level city of Guilin.[1]

Description[edit]

The peak lies in the Yuecheng Mountains (越城岭), part of the Nan Mountains and dates to the Neoproterozoic Era from 1,000 to 541 million years ago.[2] Kitten Mountain is the highest peak in Guangxi and a National Level Nature Reserve.

World War II plane crash[edit]

On August 31, 1944 a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Corps crashed on Kitten Mountain following a bombing raid on Japanese warships off the coast of Taiwan. The ten man crew were listed as missing in action for 52 years until the remains of the aircraft were discovered in 1996 by two local youths searching for medicinal herbs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "猫儿山 (Kitten Mountain)" (in Chinese). guilin.net. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "An Analysis on Property and Dynamics of the Middle Neoproterozoic Sedimentary Basin in the West of South China". Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "WW II Airmen's Remains Come Home". ABC News Online. August 6, 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2013.