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    Pandaveswar Airfield  India

Location
Lat 23° 43' 0" E Long 87° 16' 0" S  Located at Pandaveswar in West Bengal in India. Also known as "Pandaveswar Army Air Base".

Wartime History
Used by U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers known as the "India Air Task Force" arrived at this airfield during January 1943 for raids against targets in Burma and Thailand. US Army APO 886.

American Units Based at Pandaveswar
10th AF, 9th BS (F-4) Chakulia Dec 12, 42 - June 10, 44. Detachments at Dinjan, Kweilin, Luliang. Det Kurmitola June 11, 44 - Sept. 30, 44 Returns Oct 1, 44 - May 31, 45 Tezpur June 1 - Dec. 7, 45
7th BG, 493rd BS (B-24) : Karachi January 7, 1943 - June 16, 1944 Tezgaon. Returns October 5, 1944 - December 7, 1945 (one detachment to Luliang, China, Dec. 17, 1944-Jan. 26, 1945)
7th BG, 9th BS (B-24) Kurimitola October 1, 1944 - June 11, 1944 returns Tezpur June 1, 1945
7th BG HQ Kurimitola December 12, 1942-Jan. 17, 1944 Kurimitola - Oct 5, 1944, returns Oct. 6, 1944 - June 6, 1945 Tezpur June 7, 1945 - Oct. 30, 1945 Dudhkundi Oct. 31, 1945-Dec. 7, 1945
427th NFS (P-61) Italy October 31, 44 det Nov 13 Myitkyina returns Dec 1, 1944
12th BG, HQ (B-25) Tezgaon June 13 - July 16, 1944 Fenny returns June 8, 1945
12th BG, 81st BS (B-25) Tezgaon June 13, 1944 - ?
12th BG, 434th BS (B-25) Tezgaon June 13, 1944 - ?
12th BG, 82nd BS (B-25) Tezgaon June 15 - July 20, 1944 Fenny
12th BG, 83rd BS (B-25) Fenny June 9, 1945 - ?

Arindam adds:
"Recently (2010) a bomb was found in pandaveswar area."

References
Pacific War Airfields Project - Pandaveswar
YouTube - Briefing at Pandaveswa - NARA 18 CS 641 - Reel 1
YouTube - Briefing at Pandaveswar - NARA 18 CS 641 - Reels 2
Thanks to Walt Webb and Arindam additional information

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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