Ghriss Airport

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Ghriss Airport

IATA: MUWICAO: DAOV

MUW is located in Algeria
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Location of airport in Algeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Mascara, Algeria
Location Ghriss, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 1,686 ft / 514 m
Coordinates 35°12′27.81″N 000°08′49.71″E / 35.2077250°N 0.1471417°E / 35.2077250; 0.1471417Coordinates: 35°12′27.81″N 000°08′49.71″E / 35.2077250°N 0.1471417°E / 35.2077250; 0.1471417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5,577 1,700 Asphalt
Source:World Aero Data [1]

Ghriss Airport ((IATA: MUWICAO: DAOV)) is a civilian airport in Mascara Province, Algeria, located 5.0 km southwest of the town of Ghriss, Algeria.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the facility was known as "Thiersville Airfield". It was a Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign used by the 60th Troop Carrier Group, which flew C-47 Skytrain transports from the airfield between May and June 1943.

Airline and destination[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie Algiers

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of 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.

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