Lourmel Airfield

Lourmel Airfield is an abandoned military airfield in Algeria, located in the El Amria area.

Lourmel Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates35°17′05.84″N 002°56′30.02″W / 35.2849556°N 2.9416722°W / 35.2849556; -2.9416722
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
In use1942-1943
Lourmel Airfield is located in Algeria
Lourmel Airfield
Lourmel Airfield
Location of Lourmel Airfield, Algeria

During World War II it was a civil airport seized by the United States Army during the Operation Torch landings in November 1942. After its capture from the Vichy French, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 61st Troop Carrier Group during the North African Campaign.

The 61st flew C-47 Skytrain transports from the airfield from 15 May-21 June 1943.


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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