ALG B-21 - Sainte-Honorine-de-Ducy - Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-21 – Sainte-Honorine-de-Ducy – Airfields in Normandy

ALG B-21 – Sainte-Honorine-de-Ducy

Battle of Normandy

This page presents the history of ALG (Advanced Landing Groud) B-21, used by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Normandy.

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2nd Tactical Air Force

Location: Sainte-Honorine-de-Ducy, Calvados (14)

Code: B-21

Coordinates: 49°09’08”N – 000°46’52”W

Construction: from August 8 to August 13, 1944 by the Royal Engineers 16th Airfield Construction Group

Operational period: from August 13 to September 9, 1944

Length: 1 700 m

Width: 40 m

Azimuth: 221°

Airstrip: Square-Mesh Track (SMT)

Units:

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– 39 Recce Wing (400 squadron using Mosquito & Spitfire XI aircraft, 414 squadron using Spitfire XI aircraft, 430 squadron using Mustang aircraft)

– 143 Wing (168 squadron using Mustang I aircraft)

ALG B-21 history:

ALG B-21 is the last airfield installed by the British Armed Forces in Calvados during the Battle of Normandy.

This airfield served as maint base for the 125 Wing which operated until July on the Longues-sur-Mer ALG B-11.