|Missing In Action (MIA)||Prisoners Of War (POW)||Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)|
|Chronology||Locations||Aircraft||Ships||Submit Info||How You Can Help||Donate|
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.
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
Located northwest of Calcutta
Located near Calcutta
|Discussion Forum||Daily Updates||Reviews||Museums||Interviews & Oral Histories|