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    Calcutta (Kolkata) West Bengal State India
Location
Lat 22° 33' 45N Long 88° 21' 47E  Calcutta is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River and is the capital of West Bengal State in India. Today, spelled Kolkata.

Wartime History
During World War II, Calcutta was developed into a major Allied staging area and base. During November 1944, 20th Air Force B-29 Superfortresses flew from the area to attack targets in Singapore, Thailand and as a staging base for missions into China. During February 1945, the 20th Air Force moved to Tinian Island.

Japanese missions against Calcutta (Kolkata)
December 20, 1942–December 26, 1942

Dum Dum Airfield (Kolkata Airport, Subhas Chandra Bose Airport)
Prewar airfield located to the northeast of Calcutta

Salbani Airfield (RAF Salbani)
Located at Salban (Salboni) used by the RAF

Madhaiganj Airfield
Located northwest of Calcutta

Maidan Airfield
Located near Calcutta

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Last Updated
April 15, 2021

 

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