Sint-Denijs-Westrem Airfield

Sint-Denijs-Westrem Airport is a closed civil airport and military airfield, located in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, 3.2 km southwest of Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium.

Sint-Denijs-Westrem Airport

Vliegveld Sint-Denijs-Westrem

(Advanced Landing Ground B-61)
Summary
LocationSint-Denijs-Westrem, Ghent, Belgium
Coordinates51°01′36″N 003°41′22″E / 51.02667°N 3.68944°E / 51.02667; 3.68944Coordinates: 51°01′36″N 003°41′22″E / 51.02667°N 3.68944°E / 51.02667; 3.68944
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Location of Sint-Denijs-Westrem Airfield

OverviewEdit

The airport is the former official airport of Ghent. It was closed in 1985, and the site redeveloped for Flanders Expo.

HistoryEdit

During World War II, the airport was used by the British Royal Air Force as Advanced Landing Ground B-61 SintDenijs-Westrem.

ReferencesEdit

  • SintDenijs-Westrem (B-61)
  • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.