Cat Bi International Airport (IATA: HPH, ICAO: VVCI) (Vietnamese: Cảng hàng không quốc tế Cát Bi a.k.a. Vietnamese: Sân bay Quốc tế Cát Bi) is an international airport located in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
== History ==
=== First Indochina War ===
During the war Cat Bi Air Base was used by French Air Force (Armée de l'air), units based there included:
Group de Chasse 2/22 Languedoc equipped with the F8F Bearcat
Bomber Squadron 1/19 Gascogne equipped with the B-26 Invader
Bomber Squadron 1/25 Tunisie equipped with the B-26The base was also used by French Naval Aviation (Aéronavale), units based there included:
Flotille 28F equipped with the PB4Y-2 Privateer
the air groups of the Arromanches and Bois BelleauOn 14 November 1953 the United States Air Force 483d Troop Carrier Wing flew five C–119s from Clark Air Base to Cat Bi to qualify French Air Force crews on them.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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