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Nan-Hu Field (Wuchang, China)


Historical Note

Nan-Hu Airfield was built in 1936 and then used by the Japanese for the duration of the World War II. During 1943, the Japanese built Hsu-Chia Peng Airfield in Wuchang. With two airfields now in Wuchang, this airfield was then referred to as Nan-hu Airfield. During the 1950s, the airfield was expanded into a commercial airport. It remained in use until Wuhan Tian-he Airport was opened in 1995.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

The Julius A. Barr Photograph Album

Identifier: 2018-00-00-6
Abstract Julius A. Barr (1905-1939) was born in Normal, Illinois and spent time as a personal pilot to Chinese military figures Zhang Xueliang (also known as the "Young Marshal" and "Peter Chang") and General Chiang Kai-shek in the mid-1930s. The collection contains a photograph album with three hundred and thirty-nine (339) black-and-white photographs, most likely taken by Barr, covering his time in China.

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