Poste Maurice Cortier

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Poste Maurice Cortier was a desert halt in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria. It can be found along the way from Algiers to the French Sudan.

It became popularly known as Bidon 5 because its sign board was an empty gas-can with the numeral 5 painted upon it; and bidon is French for "gas-can".


It is mentioned in Arthur Mee's 2 volume work 1000 Heroes: Immortal men & women of every age & every land. Page 284 and in William B. Seabrook's Air Adventure.