Sookerating Air Force Station

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Sookerating Air Force Station
एयर फोर्स स्टेशन सूकेरटिंग

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SookeratingAir Force Station is located in India airports
SookeratingAir Force Station
Sookerating
Air Force Station
Sookerating
Air Force Station (India airports)
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Air Force
Location Sookerating, India
Elevation AMSL 400 ft / 122 m
Coordinates 27°33′10.30″N 095°34′14.34″E / 27.5528611°N 95.5706500°E / 27.5528611; 95.5706500Coordinates: 27°33′10.30″N 095°34′14.34″E / 27.5528611°N 95.5706500°E / 27.5528611; 95.5706500
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 6,595 2,010 Asphalt

Sookerating Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base located at Sookerating in the state of Assam, India. Its current status is undetermined and may be in a reserve status.

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.

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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.

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