|Historical Name of Location||Karachi, Sindh, India|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIn 1932, J. R. D. Tata flew a de Havilland Puss Moth monoplane aircraft from Bombay to Karachi with bags of mail, landing at the Drigh Road airstrip. In less than a decade, Karachi Airfield in British India (now Pakistan) would grow to become a transport hub of the region. Personnel and equipment of the United States Army Air Forces littered the entire facility through the during of the war. Extensive aircraft assembly plants were built to put together crated combat aircraft destined to be deployed further east against the Japanese. The USAAF's Air Transport Command also used Karachi Airfield as a staging point for supply runs to eastern India and China. After the war, Karachi Airfield was converted to civilian use. Today it is known as the Jinnah International Airport, which serves as the headquarters of the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority.
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|15 Oct 1932||Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata landed at the Drigh Road airstrip in Karachi, India (now Pakistan) in a de Havilland Puss Moth monoplane aircraft, carrying bags of mail from Bombay, India. This was the first flight in India.|
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|WW2-Era Place Name||Karachi, Sindh, India|
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