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Saint-Leu Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 35°48′21.89″N 000°16′05.42″W / 35.8060806°N 0.2681722°W / 35.8060806; -0.2681722
Built 1942
In use 1942-1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Saint-Leu Airfield is located in Algeria
Saint-Leu Airfield
Location of Saint-Leu Airfield, Algeria

Saint-Leu Airfield was a military airfield in Algeria, near the city of Bettioua, about 45km northeast of Oran.

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 319th Bombardment Group during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. The 319th flew B-26 Marauder medium bombers from the airfield between 11 and 18 Nov 1942.

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,

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