Lat 16° 54' 26N Long 96° 7' 60E Rangoon Airfield is located north of Rangoon (Yangoon, Yangon). Also known as "Yangoon Airport". Today located in the Yangon Region in Myanmar (Burma).
During 1942-1945, the Japanese had an emergency airfield, Rangoon Racecourse Airfield at Lat 16° 47' 0" N Long 96° 12' 0" E. It is unclear if this airfield is the site of the present day Rangoon Airfield (Yangon Airport).
American missions against Rangoon
December 29, 1942 - March 22, 1945
Still in use today as an international airport and point of entry, used by the military and civilian airlines. The runway is 8104' x 200'.
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
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October 23, 2019