Laohwangping Airfield

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Laohwangping Airfield

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Part of Fourteenth Air Force
Guizhou Province, China
Laohwangping Airfield is located in China
Laohwangping Airfield
Laohwangping Airfield
Laohwangping Airfield (China)
Coordinates 27°00′00″N 107°45′35″E / 27.00000°N 107.75972°E / 27.00000; 107.75972
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Battles/wars China Defensive Campaign 1942-1945
P-51 Mustang flightline, Laohwangping Airfield, June 1945.

Laohwangping Airfield is a former World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield, located approximately 1 mile west of Jiuzhou Zhen (Guizhou Province) in the People’s Republic of China.

History[edit]

The airfield was the primary home of the 35th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, which flew unarmed P-38 Lightning photo-reconnaissance aircraft from the airfield beginning in February 1945 until the end of the war. It was also the home of the 23d Fighter Group 76th Fighter Squadron, equipped with P-51 Mustangs in February 1945.

Records indicate this was most likely a very temporary facility, with a compressed earth runway with tents and small wooden buildings used for a support facility. It appears to have been closed and dismantled in September 1945 after the war ended, with the land being returned to agricultural use. The available satellite image of this area of China is very low resolution and it is difficult to determine if any relics of the airfield exist.

References[edit]

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

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