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    Kurmitola Airfield (Dacca Airport, Shahjalal Airport) Dhaka District Bangladesh
Location
Lat 23° 50' 36N Long 90° 23' 52E  Kurmitola Airfield is located at Kurmitola near Dhaka (Dacca) in Bangladesh.

Wartime History
During January 1943 used by United States Army Air Force (USAAF) India Air Task Force (IATF) bombers for bombing missions against targets in Burma and Thailand.

American units based at Kurmitola
311th FG, 530th FS (A-36) Oct 21 - Nov 1, 43 Dinjan returns (P-40) May 28 - Jun 11, 44
341st BG, 490th BS (B-25) Chakulia May 25, 43 - Jan 7, 44 Kunming returns August 26, 44 Dergaon
341st BG, HQ Chakulia May 25, 1943 - ?
80th FG, 459th FS (P-38) Karachi November 5, 1943 - March 4, 1944
7th BG, 9th BS (B-24) Pandaveswar June 11, 1944 - det October 6, 1944 Pandaveswar
7th BG, HQ Pandaveswar January 17 - October 6, 1944 Pandaveswar
12th BG, 434th BS (B-25) from Italy March 21, 1944
12th BG, 18th BS (B-25) from Italy March 21, 1944

Today
Still in use today as "Dacca International Airport", "Zia International Airport" on "Zia Airport". Today, known as "Shahjalal International Airport" or "Shahjalal Airport". Airport codes: IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGHS.

References
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport offical website

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Last Updated
September 30, 2019

 

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