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Canrobert Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 35°50′34.05″N 007°07′12.39″E / 35.8427917°N 7.1201083°E / 35.8427917; 7.1201083
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Canrobert Airfield is located in Algeria
Canrobert Airfield
Location of Canrobert Airfield, Algeria

Canrobert Airfield was a World War II military airfield in Algeria, located approximately 4km south of Oum el Bouaghi, approximatley 70km 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 Tewlfth 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

PD-icon.svg 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.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975
  • USAFHRA search for Canrobert Airfield
  • Coggins, Jack. The campaign for North Africa. Doubleday, 1980. ISBN 0-385-04351-1.

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