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    Chakulia Airfield Jharkhand State India
Chakulia Airfield was located southwest of Chakulia in the Purbi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand State in India.

Built by the British construction company Das & Mohanty Construction Company using contractor Digar Pramotha Nath Mohanty.

Wartime History
During late 1942, used to conduct raids against the Japanese in Burma and also as a ferry point for flights into China. On April 2, 1944 the first operational B-29, piloted by Colonel Leonard F Harman, landed at Chakulia Airfield.

American Units Based at Chakulia
10th AF, 9th PRS (F-4) Karachi November 30, 1942 - January 3, 1943 Pandaveswar
341st BG, 490th BS (B-25) Ondal May 20 - May 25, 1943 Ondal
341st BG, HQ Ondal May 20 - May 25, 1943 Ondal
341st BG, 491st BS (B-25) ? - January 10, 1944 Yangkai
341st BG, 22nd BS (B-25) ? - January 8, 1944 Yangkai
10th AF, 118th TRS (P-51 detachment) Gushkara March 1, 1944
40th BG, HQ USA April 2, 1944 - ?
40th BG, 25th BS (B-29) USA April 11, 1944
58th BW, HQ ? - April 23, 1944 Kharagpur

At the end of the war, the airfield was turned over to the British colonial government. Used as a civilian airport, but today disused.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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