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Canrobert Airfield

Canrobert Airfield
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Douglas Boston Mark III, AL740, of No. 114 Squadron RAF is refuelled for a further operation at Canrobert during WWII
Coordinates
Type Military Airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Canrobert  Airfield is located in Algeria
Canrobert  Airfield
Canrobert Airfield
Location of Canrobert Airfield, Algeria

Canrobert Airfield was a World War II military airfield in Algeria, located approximately 4 km south of Oum el Bouaghi, approximately 70 km southeast of Constantine. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. The Allied commanders made desperate efforts to prepare forward airfields for the use of fighters and fighter-bombers. Canrobert was one of these intermediate fields.[1]

Known Twelfth Air Force units assigned were:

When the Americans moved out in May 1943, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today agriculture has reclaimed the land where the airfield existed, however a faint outline of its main runway can be seen in aerial photography.

Notes

  1. ^ Coggins, Jack. The campaign for North Africa. Doubleday, 1980. ISBN 0-385-04351-1.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History.  5
  • USAFHRA search for Canrobert Airfield
  • Coggins, Jack. The campaign for North Africa. Doubleday, 1980. ISBN 0-385-04351-1.

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