Hathazari Airfield

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Hathazari Airfield
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Part of Tenth Air Force
Hathazari, Bangladesh
Hailakandi Airfield is located in Bangladesh
Hailakandi Airfield
Hailakandi Airfield
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Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1944
In use 1944-1945
Battles/wars Burma Campaign 1944-1945

Hathazari Airfield is a former wartime United States Army Air Forces airfield in Bangladesh used during the Burma Campaign 1944-1945. It is now abandoned.

History

The airfield was located near the Railhead on the main railroad line to Chittagong. It was used by the 1st Combat Cargo Group as a supply point and staging airfield for resupply airlift drops over Burma from 15 May until June 1945. It was also used by the 128th Army Communications System Squadron as a radio relay station. Other C-47 Skytrain and C-46 Commando-equipped transport units used the airfield until it was closed at the end of September 1945.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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