Cardonville Airfield

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Cardonville Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield located near the commune of Cardonville in the Normandy region of northern France.

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Cardonville Airfield
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) A-3
Calvados, Basse-Normandie Region, France
Cardonville Airfield A-3
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Cricqueville en Bessin Airfield
Cricqueville en Bessin Airfield
Coordinates49°21′04″N 001°03′09″W
TypeMilitary Airfield
Site information
Controlled byUS_Army_Air_Corps_Hap_Arnold_Wings.svg  United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built byIX Engineering Command
In useJune–September 1944
MaterialsSquare-Mesh Track (SMT)
World War II - EAME Theater
  • Normandy Campaign
  • Northern France Campaign
Garrison information
GarrisonPatch9thusaaf.png  Ninth Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group
  • 370th Fighter Group
Airfield information
Direction Length and surface
15/33 5,000 feet (1,520 m) SMT/PSP
One runway, 4 alert pads, 50 hardstands[1]
P-47 Thunderbolts of the 368th Fighter Group, Cardonville Airfield (A-3) France, Summer 1944.

Located just outside Cardonville, the United States Army Air Force established a temporary airfield on 10 June 1944, shortly after the Allied landings in France. The airfield was one of the first established in the liberated area of Normandy, being constructed by the IX Engineering Command, 816th Engineer Aviation Battalion.