Kukong (Shaoguan; 113.59E
24.82N) is the center of a tungsten district located about 120 miles (190 km) north of Canton. Production was about
8090 tons per year in the 1940s. At the time war broke out, the town was
still in Chinese hands, and was an important rear base for the Kuomintang Army. 14 Air Force later operated from the airfield. The city was taken by the Japanese during the Ichi-go offensive of February 1945.
Craven and Cates (1952; accessed 2011-5-14)
Romanus and Sunderland (1953; accessed 2011-5-14)
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