Sahmaw Airfield

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Sahmaw Airfield
Tenth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Part of Tenth Air Force
Sahmaw, Burma
Sahmaw Airfield is located in Myanmar
Sahmaw Airfield
Sahmaw 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

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

History

The airfield was a temporary combat airfield used by the 33d Fighter Group between 26 December 1944 and 4 May 1945, flying P-47 Thunderbolts and P-38 Lightnings. It was also used by the 71st Liaison Squadron, between 15 October and 16 January 1945, flying L-4 Piper Cubs and UC-64A Norseman light aircraft.

After the Americans moved out, the airfield was abandoned and was returned to agricultural use.

References

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

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