Suichwan Airfield

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Suichwan Airfield
Part of Fourteenth Air Force
Suichuan Province, China
Suichwan Airfield is located in China
Suichwan Airfield
Suichwan Airfield
Coordinates26°21′57″N 114°34′18″E / 26.36583°N 114.57167°E / 26.36583; 114.57167Coordinates: 26°21′57″N 114°34′18″E / 26.36583°N 114.57167°E / 26.36583; 114.57167
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Battles/warsChina Defensive Campaign 1942-1945

Suichwan Airfield is a former World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield in China, located approximately 2 miles southwest-west of Yutianzhen (Suichuan County) in the People’s Republic of China.


The airfield was used primarily by forward photo-reconnaissance units flying unarmed P-38 Lightning aircraft over Japanese-occupied territory on intelligence gathering missions beginning in October 1943 until the end of the war. The airfield was evacuated in June 1944 due to Japanese units advancing in the area, then reactivated in November. It was again evacuated in late January 1945 in the face of a rapid Japanese advance. It was again activated on 30 April 1945. It was eventually closed at the end of the war in October 1945, and appears to have been abandoned. Aerial photography shows many remains of the field to this day.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  • Airfields & Seaplane Anchorages China
  • USAFHRA Document Search - Suichwan