Aérodrome US A-15 Maupertus Ninth Air Force

 us 
 

50 Manche

   City  : 

Gonneville-Le Theil

 anciennement sur

Gonneville


Cherbourg Maupertus
Coordinates : 49.64679,-1.47753 .  49°38'48"N 1°28'39"W .  49┬░38.808 N 1┬░28.652 W

A field in front of the modern-day airfield.
Take the D901 east from Cherbourg and then Rue Jean Mermoz NE to the airfield. The monument is in the field in front of the latter.
This monument commemorates the US airfields built in Normandy in 1944.
It has the shape of an obelisk with a list of the fields present at that time (A-1 through A-26) engraved on each of its faces along with the Fighter Wings and Groups, Bomb Groups, and Liaison Squadrons based in Normandy as well as the Air Engineer Battalions who built the facilities. It was also the location of A-15.

Side 1:

US Air Force
Ninth A Air Force
World War II
Normandy 1944
In respectful memory of those who gave their lives for liberty

Side 2:

A-7 Azzeville
365th TRG
A-8 Picauville
405th FG
804th 284th NFSq RAF
A-9 Le Molay
10th TRG 67th PRG
A-10 Carentan
50th FG
A-11 St Lambert
474th FG
A-12 Lignerolles
362nd FG
A-13 Tour en Bessin
373rd FG 406th FG 394th BG
A-14 Cretteville
406th FG 358th FG
A-16 Brucheville
36th FG
A-17 Meautis
50th FG
A-18 Saint Jean de Daye
A-19 La Vieille
370th FG
A-20 Lessay
323rd BG
A-22 Colleville
A-23 Querqueville
A-24 G Biniville
A-25 Boleville
A-26 Gorges
397th BG
Vouilly
153rd Obs Sq

Side 3:

IX Tactical Air Command
IX Fighter Command
XIX Tactical Air Command
IX Air Defense Command
F. Wings
70th 71st 84th 100th 303rd
98th Combat Wing
Transportation Groups
Troop Carriers Glider Groups
Medical Section
Air Engineer Battalions
816th 818th 819th 820th
826th 830th 832nd 833rd
834th 840th 843rd 846th
850th 877th
Liaison Squadrons
14th 47th 109th
112th 125th
Els Pouppeville
Els 210 St Laurent sur Mer
A-1 St Pierre du Mont
366th FG
A-2 Cricqueville en Bessin
367th FG 354th FG
A-3 Cardonville
368th FG 370th FG
A-4 Deux Jumeaux
48th FG
A-5 Chipel
404th FG
A-6 Beuzeville au Plain
371st FG

Side 4:

A-15 Maupertus
363rd Rec G 01/07-23/08/1944
422nd NF Sq 25/07-28/08/1944
387th BG 22/08-18/09/1944

flew from this advanced landing ground built by the 850th-877th Air Engineer Battalions
Notified by : Dominique MASSET.  Philippe Bauduin.   Record added 28/10/2007 24/08/2008.
Photos : Dominique MASSET.  Philippe Bauduin.
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Memorial Aérodrome US A-15  Maupertus Ninth Air Force Gonneville-Le Theil Manche (50), Cherbourg Maupertus airfield

Memorial Aérodrome US A-15  Maupertus Ninth Air Force Gonneville-Le Theil Manche (50), Cherbourg Maupertus airfield

Memorial Aérodrome US A-15  Maupertus Ninth Air Force Gonneville-Le Theil Manche (50), Cherbourg Maupertus airfield

Memorial Aérodrome US A-15  Maupertus Ninth Air Force Gonneville-Le Theil Manche (50), Cherbourg Maupertus airfield

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