Landing Ground 174

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Landing Ground 174
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Part of Ninth Air Force
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Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1942
Landing Ground 174 is located in Egypt
Landing Ground 174
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 80 km southwest of Alexandria.

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

See also

References

 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.
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