ALG A-10 – Carentan

Battle of Normandy

This page presents the history of ALG (Advanced Landing Groud) A-10, used by the 9th United States Air Force during the Battle of Normandy.

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9th United States Air Force

Localisation: Carentan, Manche (50)

Code: A-10

Coordinates: 49°23’28”N – 000°57’43”W

Construction: from June 14 to 26, 1944 by the 826th Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

Operational period: from June 26 to November 4, 1944

Length: 1 524 m (5 000 feet)

Width: 36,57 m (120 feet)

Azimuth: 81°

Airstrip: Square-Mesh Track (SMT)


– 50th Fighter Group (10th Fighter Squadron, 81st Fighter Squadron, 313rd Figther Squadron) using P-47 Thunderbolt.

– 367th Fighter Group (392nd Fighter Squadron) using P-38 Lightning.

ALG A-10 history:

The ALG A-10 is located three kilometers east of Carentan on the territory of the commune of Catz, near the place called La Fourchette, marking the junction between the national road 13 (Paris-Cherbourg) and the road 174 (Vire-Cherbourg).

If the runway is not fully completed until June 26, 1944, aircraft land there as of June 19.


– Commemorative stele south of Banville at the edge of Departmental Road 89 (rue de Banville). – Reproduction subject to authorization of the author – Contact