Lat 27° 33' 10N Long 95° 34' 15E Sookerating Airfield is located to the south of Sookerating (Dum Duma) in Assam State in northeastern India.
Used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as a wartime airfield. On October 25, 1942 Japanese aircraft attack airfields connected with the the India-China air transport route including Sookerating. On October 26, 1942 Japanese again hit airfields in Assam connected with the India-China transport route, concentrating on Sookerating
no US aircraft are lost; due to a lack of warning, no fighters intercept
the attacking force.
American units based at Sookerating
10th AF, 1st TCS (C-47) New Delhi October 19, 1943 - April 20, 1945 Warazup
443rd TGC, HQ (C-47) Sylhet June 6, 1944 - July 9, 1944 Dinjan
443rd TCG, 315th TCS (C-47)
Sylhet June 10-20, 1944 Moran / August 2, 1944 Ledo
3rd CCG, 11th CCS (C-47 det)
Dinjan June 16, 1944 - July 14, 1944 Dinjan
Still in use today as Sookerating Airport. Classified as a small airport with a single runway oriented 21/03 measures 6,595' x 148' surfaced with asphalt.
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October 23, 2019