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    Meiktila Airfield  Myanmar (Burma)

Location
Located at Meiktila near Mandalay.

Construction
This airfield had four runways:
95° 53' 0" E / 20° 50' 0" N  Meiktila Airfield
95° 42' 0" E / 2° 0' 0" N  Meiktila No. 2 Airfield
95° 50' 0" E / 20° 48' 0" N  Meiktila Satellite Airfield
95° 55' 0" E / 20° 55' 0" N   Meiktila North (Thedaw Airfield)

Wartime History
Japanese wartime airfield. By March 4, 1945 Meiktila is mostly occupied by the Indian Army, 17th Division.

American missions against Meiktila
March 23, 1943 - May 14, 1945

American Units based at Meiktila
12th BG, 81st BS (B-25 detchment) Fenny Apri 10 - 29, 1945 Fenny
12th BG, 81st BS (B-25 detchment) Fenny Apri 21 - 28, 1945 Fenny
1st ACG, 166th Liaison Squadron (UC-64, L-5) Ondaw April 5 - 27, 1945 Toungoo

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018

 

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