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    Nanning Airfield Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region China
Lat 22° 36' 30N 108° 10' 21E  Nanning Airfield is located to the south of Nanning in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China.

Wartime Usage
Nanning Airfield was first used by the U. S. Army Air Force by B-25 Mitchells from the China Air Task Force (CATF) as a forward operationg based during June 30, 1942 to July 20, 1942 then returned between October 24, 1942 to November 28, 1942 and finally August 2-6, 1942. Nanning Airfield was also used as a staging base for fighter aircraft flying missions deep into Japanese occupied territory including French Indochina (Vietnam).

American units based at Nanning
341st BG, 11th BS (B-25 det) Kunming Oct 24, 42–Nov 28, 1 42 Kunming returns June 30, 42–July 20, 42 Kunming returns Aug 2-6, 1942 Kunming returns June 21, 1943
51st FG, 16th FS (P-40 det) Chengkung February 1, 1944 Chengkung returns August 19, 1945
51st FG, 26th FS (P-51 det) Kunming Feb 1, 1944–Nov 1, 1944 Kunming returns March 8, 1944–Nov 1, 1944 Kunming returns Aug 1, 1945
14th AF, 35th PRS (F-5 det) Kunming September 16, 1944–October 6, 1944 Chanyi returns July 31, 1945
10th AF, 427th NFS (P-61 det) Dinjan July 26, 1945–August 16, 1945 Chengkung
10th AF, 19th LS (L-1, L-5) Chengkung August 18, 1945

During late 1944, captured by the Japanese Army. Attacked by American aircraft during late November 1944 until May 1945.

American missions against Nanning
November 29, 1944–May 26, 1945

On May 26, 1945 Chinese forces liberated the area. Afterwards, again used by American aircraft until the end of the Pacific War.

Still in use today as Nanning Airport (Wuxu Airport) as a dual military and civilian airfield. The single runway is oriented 23/05 measures 8,858' x 148' surfaced with concrete. Airport codes: ICAO: ZGNN IATA: NNG.

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020


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