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Shah Amanat International Airport , named after an Islamic saint, serves Bangladeshmarker's south-eastern port city of Chittagongmarker. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport but was renamed on 2 April 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh. The move was controversial since the previous name honored a member of the Awami League who were the opposition party at the time.

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World War II

Known as Chittagong Airfield during World War II, the airport was used as a combat airfield, as well as a supply point and photographic reconnaissance base by the United States Army Air Force Tenth Air Force during the Burma Campaign 1944-1945.

Known American units assigned to Chittagong were:

From the airport, the 4th CCG C-46's flew supplies and ammunition which were were air-dropped to the advancing Allied forces on the ground. At the end of June, control of the airport was returned to local authorities.

References

  1. Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4


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