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
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.
Pictorial History of the 7th Bombardment Group/Wing pages 164-165 (photos), 278 (photo), 283 (photo), 315 (index)
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October 23, 2019