Aérodrome US A-9 Le Molay-Littry

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 14 Calvados   City  : Le Molay-Littry
Coordinates : 49°15'43"N 0°53'31"W.  49.26183 -0.89183.  49°15.710 N 0°53.510 W

From the middle of Le Molay-Littry, follow the D5 towards Bernesq, cross the Molay and stop at the Riboulet and Saonet intersection. The monument is at the intersection.
A9
This US advanced landing ground operational on June 30th, 1944 was built by the 894th aviation engineer battalion, 9th engineer command, 9th US Army Air Force.

67th Tactical Rec Group
10th Photo Rec Group
14th Liaison Squadron
2nd Advanced Air Depot

Used by
Le General de Gaulle, president du gouvernement provisoire de la République Française
Mr Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces
and other VIP
In memory of those who gave their lives for freedom

This monument and its adjoining documentation table serves to highlight the presence of the A-9 airfield in the area, which became operational on June 30th, 1944. Built by the 387th Engineer Battalion, it housed the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, the 10th Photo Reconnaissance Group, and the 14th Liaison Squad.
The landing strip was used by General de Gaulle, prime minister Churchill and General Eisenhower.
It was abandoned on October 5th, 1944.
A few hundred meters from the monument was a V-2 mobile launching platform in the castle alley.
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Notified by : Stéphane Muret.
Photos : Stéphane Muret + Dominique Masset.  Philippe Jegousse.
Date observation : 03/08/2007
Record added 12/08/2007 Record modified 29/10/2007 
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Memorial Aérodrome US A-9 Le Molay-Littry Le Molay-Littry Calvados (14)

Memorial Aérodrome US A-9 Le Molay-Littry Le Molay-Littry Calvados (14)

Memorial Aérodrome US A-9 Le Molay-Littry Le Molay-Littry Calvados (14)

Memorial Aérodrome US A-9 Le Molay-Littry Le Molay-Littry Calvados (14)