Blida Airport

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Blida Airport
Airport type Military
Serves Blida
Location Algeria
Elevation AMSL 535 ft / 163 m
Coordinates 36°30′13.9″N 2°48′52.1″E / 36.503861°N 2.814472°E / 36.503861; 2.814472 (Blida Airport (Blida))Coordinates: 36°30′13.9″N 2°48′52.1″E / 36.503861°N 2.814472°E / 36.503861; 2.814472 (Blida Airport (Blida))
DAAB is located in Algeria
Location of Blida Airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,930 1,807 ASPHALT

Blida Airport is an airport in Blida, Algeria (ICAO: DAAB). It undertook a repavement project in 2012.[2]

On November 8, 1942, during World War II, the airport was taken by the British 11th Infantry Brigade. The event was part of the Operation Torch of the North African Campaign.[3]

Major A. Peter Dewey, America's first Vietnam casualty, departed from the airport on a parachuting mission to South Western France, while serving as a Lieutenant at the Air Transport Command in August 10, 1944. With his company was Jack Hemingway, the son of writer Ernest Hemingway, who, unusually, strapped a fishing rod to his leg before parachuting in.[4]

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  1. ^ "DAAB @". Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ Google Maps - Blida
  3. ^ "Algeria-French Morocco, US Army Campaigns in World War II". Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  4. ^ "A. Peter Dewey, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army". Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  • Google Earth Historical Imagery

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