ALG B-2 – Bazenville – Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-2 – Bazenville

Battle of Normandy

This page presents the history of ALG (Advanced Landing Groud) B-2, used by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Normandy.

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2nd Tactical Air Force

Location: Bazenville, Calvados (14)

Code: B-2

Coordinates: 49°18’17”N – 000°33’43”W

Construction: June 7 to 14, 1944 by Royal Engineers 16th Airfield Construction Group, RAF 3207 Servicing Commando and RAF 3209 Servicing Commando

Operational period: from June 13 to August 28, 1944

Length: 1700 m

Width: 40 m

Azimuth: 246°

Airstrip: 2,000 sq. meters of Square-Mesh Track (SMT)

Units:

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– 121 Wing (174 squadron) – Typhoon Ib

– 123 Wing (609 squadron – Belgium) – Spitfire

– 127 Wing RCAF (403 squadron, 416 squadron, 421 squadron, 443 squadron – Canada) – 36 Spitfire fighters

– 129 Wing (184 squadron) – Typhoon Ib

– 135 Wing (485 squadron – New Zealand) – Typhoon Ib

ALG B-2 history:

Work began on June 7, 1944 with the installation of a 1,200-meter-long track in compacted earth to provide refueling and rearming operations. The track is lengthened by 500 meters to 127 Wing, which is armed by Canadian pilots.

The first aircraft are starting June 12 and the ALG B-02 is fully operational on June 14. Bazenville Castle serves as headquarters for the 83rd Group Control Center of the 2nd Tactical Air Force.

Remains:

– Memorial stele in Bazenville.

– Memorial stele in Villiers-le-Sec.