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    Rangoon Airfield (Yangon Airport) Yangon Region Myanmar (Burma)

Location
Lat 16° 54' 26N Long 96° 7' 60E Located north of Rangoon (Yangoon, Yangon). Also known as "Yangoon Airport".

Construction
Built prewar.

Wartime History
During 1942-1945, the Japanese had an emergency airfield, Rangoon Racecourse Airfield at Lat 16° 47' 0" N Long 96° 12' 0" E. It is unclear if this airfield is the site of the present day Rangoon Airfield (Yangon Airport).

American missions against Rangoon
December 29, 1942 - March 22, 1945

Today
Still in use today as an international airport and point of entry, used by the military and civilian airlines. The runway is 8104' x 200'.

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

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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