Advanced Landing Grounds in Normandy
Battle of Normandy
The allied aerodromes built on the opponent’s land are divided into several categories: Emergency Landing Strips (ELS), Supply & Evacuation (S&E), Refueling & Rearming (R&R), and Advanced Landing Grouds (ALG).
Advanced Landing Grouds – ALG – in Normandy
9th United Stated Air Force
ALG “A” refers to US Air forces
2nd Tactical Air Force
ALG “B” refers to the British Air forces
* Not scheduled
** Scheduled but canceled project
- An earthen track measuring 915 meters long for 92 meters wide and operational on July 19, 1944 east of Saint-Aubin-d’Arquenay: not referenced, it is used for the disengagement of gliders used during operation Mallard on D-Day.
Emergency Landing Strips in Normandy