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Méautis airfield (Advanced Landing Ground A-17 Méautis, in French: Aèrodrome de Méautis) was an Advanced Landing Ground just north of the village of Méautis near Utah Beach in Normandy, France.

Construction of the airfield by 840 Engineer Aviation Battalion began on 24 July 1944. The airfield went operational on 17 August 1944 when 50FG had moved in from nearby Carentan airfield. The Fighter Group stayed until 6 September. The airfield closed on 15 September 1944 and was returned to its original owners.

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26 July 2015 01:27:22 466thHistorian Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, construction date and history