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Military site : airfield

Detailed history

Montesquieu Airfield was a World War II military airfield in Algeria, located in the mountains near M'Daourouch, about 112 km southeast of Constantine. Its precise location is undetermined. It was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers and was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps.
320th Bombardment Group, April-29 June 1943, B-26 Marauder
325th Fighter Group, 5 April-3 June 1943, P-40 Warhawk

When the Americans moved east to Tunisia in June 1943, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. There are several possible locations of the field visible in aerial photography in the mountains just north of M'Daourouch, but its precise location can not be determined.


English Heritage's record description

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  • Robert Baseler

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot - Group Commander | 325th Fighter Group

  • Myron Patzke

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator Gunner | 320th Bomb Group



Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 03:59:35 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history