Loping Airfield

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Loping Airfield

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Part of Fourteenth Air Force
Yunnan Province, China
Loping Airfield is located in China
Loping Airfield
Loping Airfield
Loping Airfield (China)
Coordinates 23°55′07″N 097°41′45″E / 23.91861°N 97.69583°E / 23.91861; 97.69583
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Battles/wars China Defensive Campaign 1942-1945

Loping Airfield is a former World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield in the People’s Republic of China, located approximately 4 miles west-northwest of Jiexiangxiang (Yunnan Province).

History[edit]

The airfield was a primary transport base on the Chinese side of "the Hump" air supply route over the Himalayan Mountains, which was used by Air Transport Command for the transhipment of supplies from airfields in the Assam Valley of India. In 1945, Fourteenth Air Force also used the airfield as a transport base, primarily moving Chinese troops and their equipment from the base to other locations in China. The Americans used the base until the end of December 1945, when their closed their facilities at the station.

After the airfield was closed, the facility appears to have been dismantled and the land returned to agricultural uses. Some straight-lined agricultural roads may be remnants of wartime taxiways or runways, but other than those faint traces, no remains of the facility exist today.

References[edit]

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

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