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    Tingkawk Sakan Airfield  Myanmar (Burma)
Lat 26° 4′ 44.40″ N Long 96° 43′ 24.92″E  Tingkawk Sakan Airfield was located in northern Burma.

Built as a temporary airfield with a 4,000' runway surfaced with gravel cut from a 200' tall teak forest.

Wartime History
Used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as a forward airfield. In the middle of May 144 based the 311th Fighter Group (311th F-B-G) operating P-51C Mustangs. During August 1944, the 8th Reconnaissance Group, based at Barrackpore Airfield in India, sent a detachment of the 20th Reconnaissance Squadron to fly reconnaissance missions from the field with F-5s (P-38 Lightning). The detachment moved out in November. The 311th was replaced in August by the 80th Fighter Group, flying P-47 Thunderbolts until January 1945 when the airfield was closed.

American units based at Tingkawk Sakan
311th F-B-G, 528th F-B-S (P-51C) Dinjan May 14 - August 24, 1944 Shwangliu
8th PRG, 20th TRS (P-40 detachment) Kisselbari May 21 / June 21 - Nov 10, 1944 Myitkyina
311th F-B-G, HQ Dinjan July 6 - August 28, 1944 Pungchacheng
8th PRG, 9th PRS (F-5 det) Barrackpore August 16 - November 30, 1944 Barrackpore
80th FG, 90th FS (P-47) Moran August 27, 1944
80th FG, HQ Nagaghuli August 29, 1944 - January 20, 1945 Myitkyina

Disused since the war. The airfield was reclaimed by the forest.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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