ALG B-15 - Ryes - Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-15 – Ryes – Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-15 – Ryes

Battle of Normandy

This page presents the history of ALG (Advanced Landing Groud) B-15, used by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Normandy.

Image : second tactical air force

2nd Tactical Air Force

Location: Ryes, Calvados (14)

Code: B-15

Coordinates: 49°18’46”N – 000°37’25”W

Construction: from June 30 to July 5, 1944 by the Royal Engineers 25th Airfield Construction Group

Operational period: from July 5th to September 1944

Length: 1 200 m

Width: 40 m

Azimuth: 244°

Airstrip: compacted earth

ALG B-15 history:

Airstrip located east of Ryes and used for the evacuation of wounded and for the refueling and ammunition of the various squadrons distributed in Calvados. A field hospital is located on the southern outskirts of the track near the place called Longchamps.