During the Second World War, the United States and China fought together as allies with great success. This period of history saw American soldiers, Chinese soldiers and Chinese civilians living and working together to overcome daunting challenges. Much of the fighting and many historic achievements took place throughout Southwest China.
The U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, working with many partners, has compiled the following information, excerpts of personal histories, and photo galleries illuminating this historic period. Though certainly not comprehensive, we hope this sampling of the historical record will help more people to understand this vital period of U.S.-China cooperation, and inspire us with a vision of what can potentially be accomplished when our countries come together to face global challenges today.