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RAF Kanchrapara
Kanchrapara Airstrip
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Former Military
Location Kanchrapara, India
Elevation AMSL 32 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 22°55′22″N 088°27′35″E / 22.92278°N 88.45972°E / 22.92278; 88.45972
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,500 4,921 Concrete

Kanchrapara Airstrip is a former military airstrip located near Kanchrapara, in West Bengal, India.

HistoryEdit

During September–c. 4 October 1945 World War II, the airfield was used as a reconnaissance base by the 8th Reconnaissance Group of United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force. It was home to several P-51 Mustang, B-25 Mitchell and P-38 Lightning airframes during that time. After WWII this airstrip was closed and left abandoned.

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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