Tsuyung Airfield

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Tsuyung Airfield

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Part of Fourteenth Air Force
Yunnan Province, China
Tsuyung Airfield is located in China
Tsuyung Airfield
Tsuyung Airfield
Tsuyung Airfield (China)
Coordinates 25°02′17″N 101°33′56″E / 25.03806°N 101.56556°E / 25.03806; 101.56556 (Approximate)
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Battles/wars China Defensive Campaign 1942-1945

Tsuyung Airfield is a former World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield in China, located east of Chuxiong City (Yunnan Province) in the People’s Republic of China.

History[edit]

The airfield was a major transport hub on the China end of "the Hump" air transport route over the Himalayan Mountains, from the Assam Valley in India. The base was host to both Air Transport Command units, then Fourteenth Air Force Troop Carrier squadrons which moved the equipment and supplies to forward airfields in China. After the end of the war in September 1945, the Americans closed their facilities at the airfield and the airfield appears to have been dismantled. Today the land appears to be part of the industrial area of Chuxiong City with little or no remnants of its wartime past.

References[edit]

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

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