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Telergma Airport

Telerghma Airport
ICAO: DAAM
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Telerghma
Location Algeria
Elevation AMSL 2,484 ft / 757 m
Coordinates
Map
DAAM is located in Algeria
DAAM
DAAM
Location of Telerghma Airport in Algeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,179 7,150 ASPHALT
Source: World Aero Data [1] Landings.com[1]

Telerghma Airport is a joint-use civilian/military airport in ICAO: DAAM), just south of the city of Telerghma, about 300 km east of Algiers

History

Built by the French Colonial government prior to World War II, the small airport was sized by American Forces in the initial aftermath of the Operation Torch landings on 2 December 1942. By 13 December, French troops and United States Army Engineers had improved the runway sufficiently for 17th Bombardment Group B-26 Marauder medium bombers to begin using the facility, now known as "Telerghma Airfield". Major Twelfth Air Force units assigned to the airfield during the North African Campaign were:

After the Battle of North Africa ended, Telerghma Airfield was converted into a Bombardment Training Center, used to instruct French Air Force ground and bomber crews in safe and effective tactical operation and maintenance of American fighter and bomber aircraft. The training center closed at the end of October 1944, and the airfield was returned to civil authorities.

References

  1. ^ "DAAM @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. 

 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.  
  • USAFHRA search for Telergma Airport

External links

  • Airport information for DAAM at Great Circle Mapper.
  • Airport information for DAAM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.


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