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Madhaiganj Army Air Base
Airfield Id:5465
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Island Name/Chain:India/India
Field Type:Airfield
Long/Lat23 38' 0" N / 87 21' 0" E
Occupying force:436th & 492nd Bomb Squadrons, 7th Bomb Group (H), 10th Air Force. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. 436th Squadron Dec. 1943-June 1944; Oct. 1944-June 1945. 492nd Jan.-June 1944; Oct. 1944-June 1945.
Source:Several sources including \"7th Bombardment Group/Wing 1918-1995,\" Robert F. Dorr (Paducah, KY: Turner Pub. Co., 1996).
Information Contributed by:Walter Webb


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(above) Overhead Google Earth view of abandoned Madhaiganj airfield. Despite removal of all concrete and building structures, the outlines of the main runway and taxiways to revetments are clearly seen--thanks to the surrounding protective forest. 

Photocredit: Google Earth/QuickBird satellite image taken 11 Nov. 2003.

Contributed by: Walter Webb [Email]

(above) Google Earth/QuickBird satellite images taken Oct. 29, 2006 (left), and Nov. 11, 2003 (right), of abandoned air base site. Traces of both the NNW/SSE runway and NE/SW runway are clearly visible. Note the forested B-24 revetment cluster in upper part of photo. Although the concrete and revetments appear to have been removed, hardstand footprints and connecting taxiway traces are easily seen. 

Photocredit: Google Earth and DigitalGlobe

Contributed by: Walter Webb [Email]

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Two concrete runways 6000 ft x 150 ft NNW/SSE, 4800 ft x 150 ft NE/SW.
Elevation 250 ft above sea level.
Service Facilities: Control tower; fuel & radio; beacon & flares on prior notice; windsock, signal square.
Hardstands.
 

Source: Provisional Airfield List: India, Airfield Information Report No. 7, Asst. Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence, Hdqrs. AAF, 15 Sept. 1944. Contributed by: Walter Webb [Email]
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Just s of Madhaiganj village; just NE of Kunur River; 6-3/4 mi. SE of Pandaveswar RR junction. 

Source: Provisional Airfield List: India, Airfield Information Report No. 7, Asst. Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence, Hdqrs. AAF, 15 Sept. 1944. Contributed by: Walter Webb [Email]
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436th Bomb Squadron (H)
492nd Bomb Squadron (H) 

Source: Many sources including \"7th Bombardment Group/Wing 1918-1995,\" Robert F. Dorr (Paducah, KY: Turner Pub. Co., 1996). Contributed by: Walter Webb [Email]
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