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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. ww2dbase [Karachi Airfield | Karachi, Sindh | CPC]
14 Mar 1942

  • US Air Force 51st Pursuit Squadron, originally destined for Java in the Dutch East Indies, arrived at Karachi, India (now Pakistan). ww2dbase [Karachi, Sindh | CPC]
29 Mar 1944

3 Apr 1944


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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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