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    Panagarh Airfield West Bengal India

Location
Lat 23° 28' 27N Long 87° 25' 39E  Panagarh Airfield is located at 240' above sea level to the north of Panagarh, West Bengal in India.

American units based at Panagarh
7th BG, 492th BS (B-24) Bishnupur April 25, 1943 - January 22, 1944 Madhaiganj
7th BG, 436th BS (B-24) Bishnupur Septeber 25 - December 13, 1943 Madhaiganj

Today
Still in use today as Panagarh Airport, a small airport and military base for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The single runway is oriented 33/15 measures 9,000' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport code: ICAO: VEPH.

References
Pictorial History of the 7th Bombardment Group/Wing pages 164-165 (photos), 278 (photo), 283 (photo), 315 (index)

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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