Lourmel Airfield is an abandoned military airfield in Algeria, located in the El Amria area.
|Part of Twelfth Air Force|
|Coordinates||35°17′05.84″N 002°56′30.02″W / 35.2849556°N 2.9416722°W|
|Controlled by||United States Army Air Forces|
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.
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.