Sookerating Air Force Station
|Sookerating Air Force Station
एयर फोर्स स्टेशन सूकेरटिंग
|IATA: none – ICAO:|
|Operator||Indian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||400 ft / 122 m|
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Sookerating Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base located at Sookerating in the state of Assam, India. It is a secondary airport for the Indian Air Force, which operates much more actively from other air bases in the region..
During World War II, the airfield was used as a transport base by the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force and Air Transport Command. From the airfield, numerous C-46 Commando aircraft flew north into China over "the Hump" to resupply Allied forces. The airfield was also used as a combat fighter airfield in 1942 to defend the Assam Valley against Japanese forces advancing from Burma.
- 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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