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
Hailakandi Airfield (Bangladesh)
Coordinates 22°30′02″N 091°48′27″E / 22.50056°N 91.80750°E / 22.50056; 91.80750 (Approximate)
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[edit]

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[edit]

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