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Pandaveswar Airfield

Pandaveswar Airfield
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Part of Tenth Air Force
Pandaveswar, India
Pandaveswar Airfield is located in India
Pandaveswar Airfield
Pandaveswar Airfield
Coordinates23°38′45.84″N 087°20′51.58″E / 23.6460667°N 87.3476611°E / 23.6460667; 87.3476611
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces

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

History

Pandaveswar was a major Tenth Air Force combat airfield, hosting numerous groups between 1942-1945. Known units assigned were:

After the combat cargo unit moved out in January 1946, it appears the airfield was closed. Today, the remains of both main runways (16/34, 04/22) are visible in aerial photography, along with numerous dispersal pads in vegetative areas along with several taxiways. The majority of the support station has been dismantled, however some derelict buildings and streets can still be seen, along with a village that appears to have been built on the site.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website [www.afhra.af.mil].

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  • www.pacificwrecks.com - Pandaveswar keyword search

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