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    Hamardaba (Khamar-Daba, Hamar-Daba, Hamar-Dava) Dornod Province Mongolia

Located on the high ground (Height 752) west of the Khalkhin Gol. Also known as "Hamardaba Mountain" or "Hamar-Daba" or "Hamar-Dava"or "Khamar-Daba" or "Hamardada". There was an obo (stone marker) at this location known as "Hamardaba Obo" (or spelling varations noted above).

Wartime History
During the late 1930s, there was a Mongolian border post at Hamardaba.

During the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident this location had an airfield and headquarters (command post). During bad weather, aircraft would navigate using the Hamar-Daba Command Post as a visual reference. The area overhead this point was codenamed “Kvadrat 623-B”.

During early June, General G. K. Zhukov selected this location as his headquarters for the 1st Army Group, and timber was sent on June 5 to begin construction. Also, used as the VSS (Soviet Air Force) command post commanded by Yakov V. Smushkevich. Also, artillery fire was controlled from the HQ using terrain models. During August, Marshall Choibalsan visited the command post.

Hamar-Daba Airfield (Hamardaba, Point 91)
By May 1939, a landing ground with fuel and a some equipment was established here

Japanese Missions Against Hamardaba
May 15, 1939 - September 15, 1939

Nomonhan (John Colvin) page 148 - 152
Japan Against Russia page 25, 43-44, 74, 77, 88-90, 96, 113
Zhukov page 179, 201

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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