|Location||Zhanyi, Yunnan, China|
During World War II, the airport was known as Chanyi (Changyi) Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign. The airport primarily was a reconnaissance base, with photo mapping and combat aerial photography units flying combat mapping and photo flights over Japanese-held territory from September 1944 until September 1945. In addition, some B-25 Mitchell medium bomber and C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft used the airport. The Americans closed their facilities at the airport in early October 1945.