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Landing Ground 174
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Part of Ninth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 30°45′44.08″N 029°07′15.33″E / 30.7622444°N 29.120925°E / 30.7622444; 29.120925
Built 1942
In use 1942
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Landing Ground 174 is located in Egypt
Landing Ground 174
Location of Landing Ground 174, Egypt

Landing Ground 174 is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Egypt, east of El Alamein, about 80km southwest of Alexandria.

It was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Western Desert Campaign by the British Eighth Army, which the 57th Fighter Group, flew P-40 Warhawks from on 16 Sep-5 Nov 1942.

Close examination of aerial photography of the hard desert about 10 miles east of El Alamein shows some evidence of disturbance which could indicate where it existed.

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

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