ALG B-18 - Cristot - Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-18 – Cristot – Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-18 – Cristot

Battle of Normandy

This page presents the history of ALG (Advanced Landing Groud) B-18, used by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Normandy.

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2nd Tactical Air Force

Location: Cristot, Calvados (14)

Code: B-18

Coordinates: 49°11’41”N – 000°34’48”W

Construction: from July 20 to 25, 1944 by the Royal Engineers 13th Airfield Construction Group

Operational period: from July 25 to September 9, 1944

Length: 1 200 m

Width: 40 m

Azimuth: 118°

Airstrip: Square-Mesh Track (SMT)

Units:

Image : drapeau Canada 1944

– 126 Wing (401 squadron, 411 squadron, 412 squadron, 442 squadron) – Canada – using Spitfire aircraft.

ALG B-18 history:

ALG B-18 is located between the towns of Cristot (north-west), Le Mesnil-Patry (north-east) and Fontenay-le-Pesnel (south). It was used as main base for the 126 Wing Army by squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the months of August to September 1944.