VVCI/HPH - Cat Bi International Airport
Haiphong, Viet Nam

VVCI/HPH - Cat Bi International Airport

Haiphong, Viet Nam

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-26 The 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 Belleau On 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.: 83  In December 1953 in order to support C–119s, the USAF deployed to Cat Bi detachments of the 483d Troop Carrier Wing, the 8081st Aerial Resupply Unit and a provisional maintenance squadron of the Far East Air Logistics Force in what was known as Operation Cat Paw which had a peak strength in April 1954 of 121 men.: 87  On the night of 6/7 March 1954 the Viet Minh attacked the base destroying 1 B-26 and 6 Morane-Saulnier MS.500 Criquets.

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