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Mingaladon

Mingaladon (96.14E 16.91N) was the best airfield in Burma when war broke out, with all-weather runways and the only radar in Burma (probably an SCR-270 radar.) The airfield based 221 Group with 10 Blenheims and 17 F2A Buffalos when war broke out.

The airfield fell to the Japanese on 8 March 1942, the day the Japanese entered Rangoon just to the south. The Japanese brought in over fifty aircraft within two weeks and continued development of Mingaladon into a fighter base complex covering Rangoon. It was heavily bombed by the Allies from 1943 on.

Railroad connections

Pegu

Rangoon


References

Allen (1984)

Craven and Cate (1950; accessed 2011-8-20)

Richards and Saunders (1954; accessed 2011-8-20)



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