Joint Missions and/or Escort of B-25s on Detached Service at Dinjan Airfield, India
I am having some difficulty in establishing dates of missions flown by B-25s of the 11th and 22nd BmSqs operating on detached service from Dinjan. From June 1942 thru Jan 10th 1943 it was two to three planes from the 11th; Jan 10-May43 the 22nd maintained two planes there.
On the few reports that I have been able to access from this period, escort and/or joint missions from Dinjan into Burma are attributed to the 25th and 26th Fighter Squadrons, 51st FG. Can anyone provide dates (or more information) for missions of 25th or 26th Fighter Squadron which involved 1 to 3 B-25's operating out of Dinjan, between Oct '42 and Jun '43?
These would be separate from escort provided to, or joint missions with, larger numbers of B-25's of the 22nd, 491st and/or 490th BmSqs operating from Chakulia, Kurmitola or Chittagong Jan-Dec 1943.
Tony Strotman, MSgt (ret.), USAF
Son of T/Sgt Francis E. Strotman, Engineer-Gunner,
491st Bm Sq / 341st Bm Gp (M), Yangkai, China
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