ALG B-11 – Longues-sur-Mer – Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-11 – Longues-sur-Mer

Battle of Normandy

This page presents the history of ALG (Advanced Landing Groud) B-11, used by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Normandy.

Image : second tactical air force

2nd Tactical Air Force

Location: Longues-sur-Mer, Calvados (14)

Code: B-11

Coordinates: 49°20’34”N – 000°41’27”W

Construction: from June 18 to June 21, 1944

Operational period: from June 21 to September 4, 1944

Length: 1 200 m

Width: 40 m

Azimuth: 131°

Airstrip: compacted earth


Image : drapeau anglais - Union Jack  Image : drapeau Australie  Image : drapeau Canada 1944

– 125 Wing (132 RAF squadron, 453 RAAF squadron – Australia, 602 squadron) using Spitfire aircraft.

– 144 Wing (441 RCAF squadron – Canada) using Spitfire aircraft.

ALG B-11 history:

ALG B-11 is located between the localities of Manvieux (east) and Longues-sur-Mer (west), three hundred meters east of the Longues German battery. Several squadrons from different nations followed one another until September 1944.


Commemorative stele at the Longues-sur-Mer battery parking. – Reproduction subject to authorization of the author – Contact