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India Command - February 1943

Unit Location Notes
No 169 Wing Agartala  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Agartala  
Care and Maintenance Party Agartala  
No 869 AMES Agartala  
No 5 Sqn Agartala Mohawk
No 3 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit Agartala B-25
No 615 Sqn Agartala Hurricane
No 130 Repair and Salvage Unit Agartala  
No 92 Air Stores Park Agartala  
RAF Liaison Section Agra  
No 863 AMES Aharakabasia Camp  
RAF Station Allahabad    
Refuelling Party Allahabad  
No 95 Air Stores Park Allahabad  
No 87 Air Stores Park Allahabad  
RAF Station Alipore    
No 293 Wing Alipore  
No 67 Sqn Alipore Hurricane
No 136 Sqn Alipore Hurricane
Care & Maintenance Party Alipore  
RAF Station Amarda Road    
RAF Station Ambala    
No 1 School of Technical Training RAF Ambala  
Central Accounts Office (Burma) RAF Ambala  
No 1 Service Flying Training School RAF Ambala  
No 303 Maintenance Unit RAF Ambala  
Central Map Section RAF Ambala  
Base Accounts Office RAF Ambala  
Followers' Reception Depot RAF Ambala  
No 288 AMES Amghata  
Wireless Operators' School Andheri  
General Reconnaissance School Andheri  
Care and Maintenance Party Andheri  
No 11 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) Arkonam  
No 127 Repair and Salvage Unit Arkonam  
No 88 Air Stores Park Arkonam  
No 221 Group Asansol  
No 167 Wing Asansol  
No 122 Repair and Salvage Unit Asansol  
No 60 Sqn Asansol Blenheim IV
No 113 Sqn Asansol Blenheim IV
No 45 Sqn Asansol No aircraft
Care and Maintenance Party Asansol  
No 91 Air Stores Park Asansol  
Armament Training Unit Bairagarh (Bhopal)  
Reinforcement Staging Post Bairagarh (Bhopal)  
No 22 Air Support Control Barrackpore Also shown at Ranchi
No 679 AMES Baruipur  
No 35 Personnel Transit Centre Ballygunge  
No 308 Maintenance Unit Bamrauli  
No 225 Group Bangalore  
Communication Flight Bangalore  
MT Storage Unit Bangalore  
No 7 Wireless Unit Bangalore  
No 225 Group Calibration Flight Bangalore  
Air Transit Section Bangalore  
Reinforcement Staging Party Bangalore  
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School Begumpet  
Reinforcement Staging Post Begumpet  
No 224 AMES Bhadrack  
Base Personnel Office Bombay  
No 51 Embarkation Unit Bombay  
RI and MU Bombay  
No 289 AMES Bombay  
RAF Naval Liaison Section Bombay  
No 1 Signals Depot Bombay  
Air Transit Section Bombay  
No 984 (Balloon) Sqn Bombay Mk VI Balloons
Rover Flight, No 979 (Balloon) Sqn Bombay Mk VI Balloons
Nos 10 Wireless Units Bombay  
No 305 Maintenance Unit Bombay  
AHQ Bengal Calcutta  
Communication Flight Calcutta  
No 54 Embarkation Unit Calcutta  
No 274 (Balloon) Wing Calcutta  
No 978 (Balloon) Sqn Calcutta  
No 224 Group Calcutta  
No 23 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 355 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 224 Group Calibration Flight Calcutta  
Nos 680 AMES c/o 224 Group Calcutta  
Nos 682 AMES c/o 224 Group Calcutta  
Nos 683 AMES Calcutta  
Nos 684 AMES Calcutta  
Nos 685 AMES Calcutta  
No 2 RAF Postal Centre Calcutta  
No 101 Repair and Salvage Unit Calcutta  
No 75 Air Stores Park Calcutta  
Air Transit Section Calcutta  
Civil Repair Organisation Calcutta  
No 6 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 39 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 2 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 3 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 26 Wireless Unit Calcutta  
No 40 Wireless Unit c/o 224 Group Calcutta  
Nos 641 - 646 AMES c/o 224 Group Calcutta  
No 8 Heavy Mobile W/T Unit Calcutta  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Chettinad  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Chittagong  
No 676 AMES Chittagong  
No 864 AMES Chittagong  
No 215 Sqn Chakala Wellington
Air Landing School Chakala  
No 4 Hill Depot Chakrata  
Technical and Disciplinary School Chakrata  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Cholavaram  
Care and Maintenance Party Cholavaram  
No 82 Sqn Cholavaram Blenheim
Flying Boat Base Cocanada  
No 291 AMES Cochin  
No 6 Hill Station Cochin  
No 312 Maintenance Unit Cochin  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Cox's Bazaar  
175 Wing Cuttack  
No 62 Sqn Cuttack Hudson
No 353 Sqn Cuttack Hudson/Blenheim
Care and Maintenance Party Cuttack  
No 129 Repair and Salvage Section Cuttack  
No 94 Air Stores Park Cuttack  
No 12 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo) Cuttack  
No 851 AMES Deganga  
Transit Camp Dehra Dun  
RAF Station Delhi    
Air Transit Section RAF Delhi  
No 1 Central Medical Board RAF Delhi  
Parachute Repair Section RAF Delhi  
Explosives Storage Section RAF Delhi  
No 2 (AA) Co-operation Flight Deoilali also shown at Juhu
No 544 AMES Diamond Harbour  
RAF Station Dinjan    
RAF Station Dum Dum    
No 165 Wing RAF Dum Dum  
No 135 Sqn RAF Dum Dum Hurricane
No 146 Sqn RAF Dum Dum Hurricane
No 3 (AA) Co-operation Flight RAF Dum Dum  
Care and Maintenance Party RAF Dum Dum  
Reinforcement Section Staging Party RAF Dum Dum  
No 543 AMES Egra  
No 247 AMES Elliotganj  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Fenny  
No 877 Wing Fenny  
No 848 AMES Gidni  
No 6502 AMES Gopalpur  
No 857 AMES Imphal  
No 281 AMES Jagatsingpur  
No 284 AMES Jalaripeta  
No 20 Sqn Jamshedpur Lysander
No 166 Wing Jessore  
No 853 AMES Jessore  
No 607 Sqn Jessore Hurricane
Care and Maintenance Party Jessore  
No 155 Sqn Agartala Mohawk, working up
No 125 Repair and Salvage Unit Jessore  
No 87 Air Stores Park Jessore  
No 17 Sqn Jessore Hurricane
Reinforcement Staging Party Jiwani (Baluchistan)  
RAF Station Jodphur    
No 2 Elementary Flying Training School RAF Jodhpur  
Refuelling Party RAF Jodhpur  
RAF Station Juhu    
No 2 (AA) Co-operation Flight Juhu (Bombay) also show Deolali
No 225 Group Calibration Flt Juhu (Bombay)  
Reinforcement Staging Party Juhu (Bombay)  
RAF Station Kanchrapara    
No 304 Maintenance Unit RAF Kanchrapara  
No 60 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Kanchrapara  
No 79 Sqn RAF Kanchrapara Hurricane
MT Storage Unit RAF Kanchrapara  
No 313 Maintenance Unit Kankinara  
No 226 (Maintenance) Group (Nucleus) Karachi  
No 301 Maintenance Unit Karachi  
Air Reinforcement Centre Karachi  
No 29 Personnel Reception Centre Karachi  
No 1 (AA) Co-operation Flight Karachi  
No 3 Postal Centre Karachi  
No 57 Embarkation Unit Karachi  
No 212 Sqn Karachi Non-operational
Air Transit Section Karachi  
SS 'Dumana' Karachi  
No 320 Maintenance Unit (Aircraft Repair Depot) Karachi  
No 248 AMES Karaghpur  
No 37 Wireless Unit Karaghpur  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Kayattar  
Combined Training Centre Kharakavasia Camp (Poona)  
No 211 AMES Khulna  
RAF Station Kohat    
No 4 Sqn IAF RAF Kohat Lysander
No 3 Sqn IAF RAF Kohat Audax
RAF Station Lahore    
Initial Training School RAF Lahore  
No 307 Maintenance Unit RAF Lahore  
No 306 Maintenance Unit RAF Lahore  
W/T Installation and Fitting Party RAF Lahore  
No 31 Sqn RAF Lahore Lockheed/DC2/DC3
No 194 Sqn RAF Lahore Hudson
No 227 (Training) Group RAF Lahore  
Travelling Medical Board RAF Lahore  
No 86 Air Stores Park Lohegoan  
No 1 Hill Depot Lower Topa  
Fire Fighting School Lower Topa  
School of Administration and Discipline Lower Topa  
No 172 Wing Madras  
No 293 AMES Madras  
No 859 AMES Madras  
Air Transit Section Madras  
No 8 Wireless Unit Madras  
No 9 Wireless Unit Madras  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Madura  
No 554 AMES Malabar  
No 302 Maintenance Unit Manauri  
No 885 AMES Manipur Road  
No 258 AMES Mathurapur  
Care and Maintenance Party Miranshah  
No 4 Sqn IAF - Detachment Miranshah Lysander
Reinforcement Staging Party Nagpur  
No 370 AMES Negapatam  
No 39 Air Stores Park Nai Hati  
No 225 AMES Nellore  
AHQ India New Delhi  
AHQ Communications Unit New Delhi  
Air Publications and Forms Store New Delhi  
RAF Dental Service New Delhi  
No 681 AMES Nutantara  
Care and Maintenance Party Ondal  
No 168 Wing Ondal  
No 34 Sqn Ondal Blenheim
No 110 Sqn Ondal Vengeance
No 82 Repair and Salvage Unit Ondal  
No 96 Air Stores Park Ondal  
No 99 Sqn Pandaveswar Wellington
No 123 Repair and Salvage Unit Pandaveswar  
Care and Maintenance Party Pandaveswar  
No 542 AMES Pallavaram  
RAF Station Peshawar    
No 223 Group Peshawar  
Communication Flight Peshawar  
No 319 Maintenance Unit Peshawar  
No 268 AMES Pondicherry  
No 2 Central Medical Board Poona  
No 678 AMES Port Canning  
No 34 Personnel Reception Centre Quetta  
No 84 Sqn Quetta No aircraft
No 160 Sqn Quetta Ground Personnel only
No 4 Wireless Unit Quetta  
No 5 Wireless Unit Quetta  
RAF Station Ranchi    
No 28 Sqn Ranchi Hurricane
No 22 Air Support Control Ranchi Also shown at Barrackpore
No 151 Operational training Unit Risalpur  
No 2 Sqn IAF Risalpur Lysander
Care and Maintenance Party St Thomas Mount  
Care and Maintenance Party Salbini  
No 159 Sqn Salbini Liberator
No 170 Wing Salbini  
No 90 Air Stores Park Salbini  
RAF Station Santa Cruz    
RAF Regiment Training Centre Secunderabad Lysander
No 3 Hill Depot Shillong  
No 870 AMES Silchar  
No 2 Hill Depot Solan  
Refuelling and Re-arming Party Tanjore  
No 36 Sqn Tanjore Non-operational
No 979 (Balloon) Sqn Tatanagar Mk VI Balloons
No 5 Sqn - Detachment Tezpur  
No 682 AMES Tezpur  
Reinforcement Staging Party Tezpur  
No 321 Maintenance Unit Trichinopoly  
No 1 Sqn IAF Trichinopoly Non-operational
No 121 Repair and Salvage Unit Trichinopoly  
Care and Maintenance Party Vizagapatam  
No 2000 AMES Waltair  
No 209 AMES Batticaloa  
No 5009 AMES Chapel Hill  
RAF Station China Bay    
No 261 Sqn RAF China Bay Hurricane
No 321 Sqn RAF China Bay Catalina
RAF Station Colombo    
No 222 Group RAF Colombo  
No 62 Repair and Salvage Unit RAF Colombo  
No 89 Air Stores Park RAF Colombo  
No 11 Sqn RAF Colombo Blenheim
No 45 Embarkation Unit RAF Colombo  
No 258 Sqn RAF Colombo Hurricane
No 22 Wireless Unit RAF Colombo  
No 217 Sqn RAF Minneriya Hudson
No 990 Sqn RAF Colombo Mk VI Balloons
No 222 Group Calibration Flight RAF Colombo  
No 25 Wireless Unit RAF Colombo  
No 30 Sqn Dambulla Hurricane
No 128 Repair and Salvage Unit Dambulla  
No 93 Air Stores Park Dambulla  
No 539 AMES Dutch Tower  
No 292 AMES Elizabeth Point  
No 254 AMES Galle  
Transit Camp Galle  
No 4 AMES Galle  
No 553 AMES Hambantota  
No 5010 AMES Kodiputumala  
RAF Station Kogalla    
No 205 Sqn RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 413 Sqn RCAF RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 240 Sqn RAF Kogalla Catalina
No 524 AMES Lavinia  
RAF Station Minneriya    
No 22 Sqn RAF Minneriya Beaufort
No 849 AMES Namunukula  
No 546 AMES Namunukula  
RAF Station Ratmalana    
Communication Flight RAF Ratmalana  
No 273 Sqn RAF Ratmalana Hurricane
No 290 AMES Ridgeway  
No 272 AMES Ridgeway  
No 858 AMES Ridgeway  
No 3 AMES Trincomalee  
Maldive Islands
No 2001 AMES Addu Attol  
No 589 AMES Addu Attol  
Units in China (Under No 224 Group)
HQ RAF in China Chengtu  
No 517 AMES Chengtu  
No 677 AMES Kunming  
Units not yet located
No 27 Sqn    
No 42 Sqn    
No 211 Sqn    
No 463 Sqn RAAF    
No 97 Air Stores Park    
No 83 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 84 Repair and Salvage Unit    
No 164 Signals Wing    
No 171 Wing    
No 173 Wing    
No 178 Wing    
No 152 Operational Training Unit    
Nos 12, 13 and 14 MSU (T)    
No 203 ASR Unit    
No 226 - 248 ASR Units    
India Interpretation Unit    
No 63 Embarkation Unit, Cochin    
US Army Air Force (10th Air Force) India and China

Ancillary units are not shown

China Task Force (10the Air Force) Chungking  
HQ 10th Air Force New Delhi  
23rd Fighter Group comprising: -
  • 74th Sqn
  • 75th Sqn
  • 76th Sqn
Kunming (China)
  • Kunming (China)
  • Kunming (China)
  • Kunming (China)
51st Fighter Group comprising: -
  • 16th Sqn
  • 25th Sqn
  • 26th Sqn


  • Kunming (China)
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
341st Bombardment Group (Medium) comprising: -
  • 11th Sqn
  • 22nd Sqn
  • 490th Sqn
  • 491st Sqn
  • Kunming (China)
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
7th Bombardment Group (Heavy) comprising: -
  • 9th Sqn
  • 436th Sqn
  • 492nd Sqn
  • 493rd Sqn
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
  • Karachi
B-17 to be re-equipped with B-24s

Source - February 1943 SD161

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