Document Source: US Army Air Forces Airfields and Bases in the European Theater of Operation, 1944-1945, WD 1945

P-38 Lightning nicknamed 'Situation Normal' Pilot 1/Lt Ray Evans 393rd Fighter Squadron 367th Fighter Group Chastres Airfield A-71, France, October 7 1944

USAAF

After the landing in Normandy, followed by some weeks later with the landing in the Provence (South France), the US Army Air Force started to move ahead its Airfields to reduce the fly distances between the bombing targets assigned in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany and the home’s Airfields in the UK. This started with the North part of France on Jun 7, 1944, then in the South part when the troops landed on the beaches.

LIST & LOCATION
(Note: Numerical Dates are in European System: Day/Month/Year)

A-1 – St-Pierre du Mont France – 13-06-44 / 05-09-44
366th Fighter Group Jun/Aug 1944
401st Fighter Squadron Jul/Aug 1944

A-2 Criqueville France – 19-06-44 / 15-09-44
354th Fighter Group Jun/Aug 1944
367th Fighter Group Aug-Sep 1944

A-3 Cardonville France – 14-06-44 / 01-09-44
368th Fighter Group Jun/Aug 1944
370th Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944

A-4 Deux Jumeaux France – 30-06-44 / 15-09-44
48th Fighter Group Jun/Aug 1944
107th TAC Recon Squadron Jun/Jul 1944
485th Fighter Squadron Jul/Aug 1944

A-5 Chippelle France – 05-07-44 / 05-09-44
404th Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944

A-6 Beuzeville France – 15-06-44 / 18-09-44
371st Fighter Group Jun/Sept 1944
367th Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944

A-7 Azeville France – 24-06-44 / 15-09-44
365th Fighter Group Jun/Aug 1944
363rd Fighter Group* Aug/Sept 1944
*363-FG redesigned 363rd TAC Recon Group, Sept 1944

A-8 Picauville France – 26-06-44 / 05-10-44
405th Fighter Group Jun/Sept 1944

A-9 Le Molay France – 30-06-44 / 05-10-44
12th TAC Recon Squadron Jul/Aug 1944
67th TAC Recon Group Jul/Aug 1944

A-10 Carentan France – 19-06-44 / 04-11-44
50th Fighter Group Jun/Aug 1944
392rd Fighter Squadron Jul/Aug 1944

A-11 St-Lambert France – 05-08-44 / 05-09-44
474th Fighter Group Aug 1944

A-12 Lignerolles France – 18-07-44 / 04-11-44
362nd Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944
365th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-13 Tour en Bessin France – 28-07-44 / 02-12-44
373rd Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944
406th Fighter Group Aug 1944
394th Bomb Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-14 Cretteville France – 04-07-44 / 05-09-44
358th Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944
393rd Fighter Squadron Jul/Aug 1944
406th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-15 Maupertus France 04-07-44 / 22-12-44
363rd Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944
422nd Night Fighter Squadron Jul/Aug 1944
387th Bomb Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-16 Brucheville France – 02-08-44 / 05-09-44
36th Fighter Group Jul/Aug 1944

A-17 Meautis France – 17-08-44 / 07-09-44
50th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-18 St-Jean de Daye France – 29-08-44 / 05-09-44
Fighter Bomber Field

A-19 La Vieille France – 14-08-44 / 07-09-44
370th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-20 Lessay France – 25-08-44 / 28-09-44
323rd Bomb Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-21 St-Laurent sur Mer France – 08-06-44 / 25-08-44
Transport Field (E-1)(T-1)

A-22 Colleville sur Mer France – 13-07-44 / 04-11-44
Transport Field (T-2)

A-23 Querqueville France – 06-07-44 / 08-08-45
27th Air Transport Group* (Detachment) Aug/Oct 1944
* (T-3)(AAF-497)

A-24 Biniville France – 17-07-44 / 21-08-44
125th Liaison Squadron* (Detachment) Aug 1944
* (T-4)

A-25 Bolleville France – 07-08-44 / 03-05-45
Transport Field (AAF-383)

A-26 Gorges France – 16-08-44 / 28-09-44
397th Bomb Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-27 Rennes France – 10-08-44 / 30-11-44
362nd Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944
10th Photo Recon Group Aug 1944
125th Liaison Squadron Sept/Oct 1944

A-28 Pontarson France – 10-08-44 / 28-09-44
358th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-29 St-James France – 14-08-44 / 28-09-44
373rd Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-30 Courtils France – 13-08-44 / 05-09-44
Transport Field

A-31 Gael France – 11-08-44 / 28-09-44
354th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944

A-32 Nantes-Chateau-Bougon France
Construction (Cancelled)br>

A-33 Vannes France – 29-08-44 / 20-06-45
425th Night Fighter Squadron Aug-Sept 1944

A-34 Gorron France – 27-08-44 / 04-11-44
Fighter Bomber Field

A-35 Le Mans France – 03-09-44 / 20-11-44
36th Fighter Group Aug/Sept 1944
440th Troop Carrier Group Sept-Nov 1944

P-38/F5B MEDEVAC

(P-38) F-5B 28th Photo Recon Squadron with modified 310 drop tanks for high-speed MEDEVAC ops.


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