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Montesquieu Airfield

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

Montesquieu Airfield was a World War II military airfield in Algeria, located in the mountains near M'Daourouch, about 112 km southeast of Constantine. Its precise location is undetermined. It was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers and was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps.
320th Bombardment Group, April-29 June 1943, B-26 Marauder
325th Fighter Group, 5 April-3 June 1943, P-40 Warhawk

When the Americans moved east to Tunisia in June 1943, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. There are several possible locations of the field visible in aerial photography in the mountains just north of M'Daourouch, but its precise location can not be determined.

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English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

  • 325th Fighter Group

    325th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 325th was first activated as the 325th Fighter Group at Mitchel Field, New York in August 1942 with the 317th,[7] 318th,[8] and 319th Fighter Squadrons[9] assigned. It trained at Hillsgrove Army Air Field with Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft[10]...

People

  • Robert Baseler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot - Group Commander | 325th Fighter Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 03:59:35 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montesquieu_Airfield

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