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    Tingkawk Sakan  Myanmar (Burma)

Location
Lat 26°04′44.40″N Long 096°43′24.92″E Located in northern Burma.

Construction
This field was a temporary airfield with a 4,000-foot runway consisting of gravel cut out of a 200' tall teak forest.

Wartime History
Used by the 311th Fighter Group, in the middle of May 1944, flying P-51C Mustangs. During August 1944, the 8th Reconnaissance Group, based at Barrackpore, India, sent a detachment of the 20th Reconnaissance Squadron to fly reconnaissance missions from the field with F-5s (P-38 Lightning). The detachment moved out in November. The 311th was replaced in August by the 80th Fighter Group, flying P-47 Thunderbolts until January 1945 when the airfield was closed.

American units based at Tingkawk Sakan
311th F-B-G, 528th F-B-S (P-51C) Dinjan May 14 - August 24, 1944 Shwangliu
8th PRG, 20th TRS (P-40 detachment) Kisselbari May 21 / June 21 - Nov 10, 1944 Myitkyina
311th F-B-G, HQ Dinjan July 6 - August 28, 1944 Pungchacheng
8th PRG, 9th PRS (F-5 det) Barrackpore August 16 - November 30, 1944 Barrackpore
80th FG, 90th FS (P-47) Moran August 27, 1944
80th FG, HQ Nagaghuli August 29, 1944 - January 20, 1945 Myitkyina

Today
Disused since the war. The airfield was reclaimed by the forest.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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