Fenny Airfield

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Fenny Airfield
Tenth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Part of Tenth Air Force
Feni District, Bangladesh
Fenny Airfield is located in Bangladesh
Fenny Airfield
Fenny Airfield
Coordinates23°02′06″N 091°23′37″E / 23.03500°N 91.39361°E / 23.03500; 91.39361
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1944
In use1944-1945
Battles/warsBurma Campaign 1944-1945

Fenny 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]

Fenny was the primary home of the Tenth Air Force 12th Bombardment Group, which flew B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from the airfield after its reassignment from Twelfth Air Force in southern Italy. The group operated from Fenny from July 1944 until June 1945, flying combat missions over Burma supporting the British Fourteenth Army. When Allied forces at Imphal, India, were threatened by a Japanese offensive, the group delivered ammunition and other supplies. In addition to the bombers, the 12th Combat Cargo Squadron used Fenny to air drop supplies and ammunition to the ground forces. Fenny also was used as a communications station as well as an Air Technical Service Command maintenance depot.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1961). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. OCLC 566017058.
  • www.pacificwrecks.com - Fenny keyword search
  • Eagle, Andrew (8 November 2013). "Finding Feni". The Daily Star.

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