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    Meiktila Airfield Mandalay Region Myanmar (Burma)
Location
Meiktila Airfield is located at Meiktila near Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma).

Construction
The Meiktila Airfield complex had four runways:
Meiktila Airfield: 95° 53' 0" E / 20° 50' 0" N
Meiktila No. 2 Airfield: 95° 42' 0" E / 2° 0' 0" N  
Meiktila Satellite Airfield: 95° 50' 0" E / 20° 48' 0" N
Meiktila North (Thedaw Airfield): 95° 55' 0" E / 20° 55' 0" N  

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese and used as a military airfield until early 1945.

By March 4, 1945 Meiktila is mostly occupied by the Indian Army, 17th Division. Afterwards, used by Allied aircraft.

American missions against Meiktila
March 23, 1943 - May 14, 1945

American units based at Meiktila
12th BG, 81st BS (B-25 detchment) Fenny Apri 10 - 29, 1945 Fenny
12th BG, 81st BS (B-25 detchment) Fenny Apri 21 - 28, 1945 Fenny
1st ACG, 166th Liaison Squadron (UC-64, L-5) Ondaw April 5 - 27, 1945 Toungoo

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020

 

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