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Yunnani Airfield was located roughly 10km from Xiang Yun on the Burma Road in Xiang Yun county about 80km from Kunming and another 100km from the front in western Yunnan. Wartime Allied spelling "Yunnani". Also spelled Yunnanyi or Yunnan-yi. Today located in the People's Republic of China.
Runway was 6,000' long, elevation 6,000' oriented north to south. Base operations were on the western side of the runway, along with most of the aircraft revetments. The hardstand is on the northern end.
Yunnanyi was originally intended as a field for American Volunteer Group (AVG) instructors to train Chinese pilots. Following the outbreak of the Pacific War and the loss of the Burma Road, Yunnanyi became the westernmost airfield on the China side of the "Hump" route from India. This new status resulted in its constant garrisoning by the fighter squadrons from the China Air Task Force (CATF) and 14th Air Force.
During the war, Yunnani became a major base for supplies and equipment for the training of Chinese troops bound for the Salween front. During August 1942, China Air Task Force (CATF) B-25s moved from Central China to Yunnani.
Between December 1944–January 1945 "Operation Grubworm" 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command lands Chinese Army troops and equipment at Yunnani.
Japanese missions against Yunnani
December 26, 1942
January 16, 1943
American units based at Yunnani
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