Lat 22° 50' N Long 88° 37' E Baigachi Airfield was located northeast of Baigachi in West Bengal State in India. Located to the south of a lake and northwest of Maniknager, roughly 25 miles from Calcutta.
Built by the British. This airfield had two intersecting runways one NE/SW measuring 6,000' x 150' and a smaller E/W measuring 4,800' x 600'. A tarmac connected the two strips. Facilities included a radio transmitter, direction finder, control tower and air to ground radio and wind sock. At least four "sun pens" were built for servicing aircraft.
Used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a fighter airfield. On December 26, 1943 a Ki-46 Dinah reconnaissance aircraft overflew Baigachi and was shot down.
RAF units based at Baigachi
152nd Squadron (Spitfire)
Disused since the war. Today, part of the Ashoknagar-Kalyangarh municipality. At the former airfield, four "sun pens" for servicing aircraft remain in situ at the former airfield.
RAF Web - RAF Baigachi
USAAF "Pilot's Handbook: Karachi to Chittagong Supplementary Airports" Baigachi India
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January 9, 2018