Kanchrapara Airfield

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RAF Kanchrapara
Kanchrapara Airstrip
IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Former Military
Location Kanchrapara, India
Elevation AMSL 32 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 22°55′22″N 088°27′35″E / 22.92278°N 88.45972°E / 22.92278; 88.45972
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,500 4,921 Concrete

Kanchrapara Airstrip is a former military airstrip located near Kanchrapara, in West Bengal, India.


During September–c. 4 October 1945 World War II, the airfield was used as a reconnaissance base by the 8th Reconnaissance Group of United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force. It was home to several P-51 Mustang, B-25 Mitchell and P-38 Lightning airframes during that time. After WWII this airstrip was closed and left abandoned.Presently the airforce is trying to open a new base over there. All these days it was used by the local inhabitants and the NCC for physical training purpose.The hangars and small quarters of the then period are still in good condition and hope they would be restored soon.

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

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.