Sahmaw Airfield

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Sahmaw Airfield
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Part of Tenth Air Force
Sahmaw, Burma
Sahmaw Airfield is located in Burma
Sahmaw Airfield
Sahmaw Airfield
Coordinates 25°13′37″N 096°47′39″E / 25.22694°N 96.79417°E / 25.22694; 96.79417 (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

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

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