Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) A-63
|Champagne-Ardenne Region, France
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|Controlled by||United States Army Air Forces|
|Built by||IX Engineering Command|
|In use||September 1944-May 1945|
Located just near the commune, it was a United States Army Air Force temporary airfield established during the Northern France Campaign in September 1944. Its primary use was for C-47 Skytrain transport of Army airborne parachute units, and for resupply of ground forces and casualty evacuation.
Known as Advanced Landing Ground "A-63", the airfield consisted of a single 3600' grass runway aligned 07/25. In addition, with tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities; an access road was built to the existing road infrastructure; a dump for supplies, ammunition, and gasoline drums, along with a drinkable water and minimal electrical grid for communications and station lighting.
After the Americans moved east with the advancing Allied Armies, the airfield did not have any active unit assigned, but was manned with a minimal support unit for casualty evacuation and supply transports. It was closed on 23 May 1945, and the land was returned to its owners. Today there is little or no physical evidence of its existence or its location.
- IX Engineer Command ETO Airfields, Airfield Layout
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.