Sookerating Air Force Station

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Sookerating Air Force Station

एयर फोर्स स्टेशन सूकेरटिंग Roundel of India.svg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorIndian Air Force
LocationSookerating, India
Elevation AMSL400 ft / 122 m
Coordinates27°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
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Sookerating Air Force Station is located in India
Sookerating Air Force Station
Sookerating Air Force Station
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. It is a secondary airport for the Indian Air Force, which operates much more actively from other air bases in the region..

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 the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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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