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Kelz

Military site : airfield

Temporary advanced landing ground built by 826th Engineer Battalion, IX Engineer Command in early 1945. The airfield formally opened on 24 March 1945 and was occupied shortly after by P-47 Thunderbolts of the 48th and 404th Fighter Groups.

Detailed history

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English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 404th Fighter Group

    404th Fighter Group

    Group
    A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2021 10:02:41 Emily Created entry with name, number, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, construction date, closure date and description
Sources

USAAF Continental Airfields (ETO) D-Day to VE Day

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