Lat 22° 33' 45N Long 88° 21' 47E Calcutta is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River and is the capital of West Bengal State in India. Today, known as Kolkata.
During World War II, Calcutta was developed into a major Allied staging area and base. During November 1944, 20th Air Force B-29 Superfortresses flew from the area to attack targets in Singapore, Thailand and as a staging base for missions into China.
During February 1945, the 20th Air Force moved to Tinian Island.
Japanese missions against Calcutta
December 20–26, 1942
December 20, 1942
(JAAF) Japanese bomb Calcutta and
vicinity hitting docks, shipping and airfields in the area
December 24, 1942
(JAAF) During the night, Japanese bombers including Ki-21 Sally bombers from the 14th Sentai bomb Calcutta.
December 26, 1943
Ki-46 Dinah reconnaissance aircraft overflew Baigachi and was shot down.
Dum Dum Airfield (Kolkata Airport, Subhas Chandra Bose Airport)
Prewar airfield located to the northeast of Calcutta
Salbani Airfield (RAF Salbani)
Located at Salban (Salboni) used by the RAF
Located northwest of Calcutta
Located near Calcutta
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April 18, 2019