Yunnani (Siangyun) Airfield
During World War II, the airport was known as Yunnani (Siangyun) Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign beginning in September 1944. The airfield was primarily used by transport (C-46 Commando, C-47 Skytrain) squadrons arriving from India after flying over "the Hump". The transport aircraft unloaded supplies and equipment for the Chinese forces, primarily being food and ammunition. In addition, USAAF F-4 (P-38 Lightning) aircraft flew combat reconnaissance missions over Japanese-held areas from the airport in late 1944 and early 1945. The Americans closed their facilities at the airport in July 1945.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- 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 history search, Yunnani