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Tafaraoui Airport



Oran Tafaraoui Airport
IATA: TAF – ICAO: DAOL
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Location Algeria
Elevation AMSL 367 ft / 112 m
Coordinates 35°32′27.85″N 000°32′02.02″W / 35.5410694°N 0.5338944°W / 35.5410694; -0.5338944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
26/08 9037 2738 Asphalt
Source:World Aero Data [1]

Oran Tafaraoui Airport is a joint civil/military airport in Oran Province, Algeria (IATA: TAF, ICAO: DAOL).

World War II

During World War II, it was a primary mission objective of the United States Army 34th Infantry Division during the Allied Operation Torch landings on 8 November 1942, and became a major Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps.

Tafaraoui became a staging and transit point for many units:

  • 11 November -20 November 1942 - 1st Fighter Group HQ and the 27th, 71st and 94th Fighter Squadrons, flying P-38 Lightnings, arrived then departed Tafaraoui.
  • 14 November 1942 - HQ 14th Fighter Group, HQ 62d Troop Carrier Group, and the 4th and 7th Troop Carrier Squadrons arrive at Tafaraoui with C-47 Skytrains
  • 16 November 1942 - 8th Troop Carrier Squadron, 62d Troop Carrier Group, arrive at Tafaraoui from the UK with C-47s; the 111th and 154th Observation Squadrons, 68th Observation Group, moves from St Leu to Tafaraoui with A-20s
  • 17 November 1942 - 437th and 438th Bombardment Squadrons (Medium), 319th Bombardment Group (Medium), move from Saint-Leu to Tafaraoui with B-26s.
  • November 42 - HQ 319th Bombardment Group (Medium) and the 439th, and 440th Bombardment Squadrons (Medium) move from St Leu to Tafaraoui with B-26 Marauders; "A" flight of the air echelon of the 15th Photographic Mapping Squadron, 3d Photographic Group, arrives at Tafaraoui with B-17 Flying Fortresses and F-4s (B-17 photo reconnaissance aircraft).

The new desert Spitfires of the 31st Fighter Group were also assigned to Tafaraoui. Other aircraft at the field included P-38s of the 14th, B-26s, B-25 Mitchells, A-20 Havocs, Gen. Doolittle's B-17-G, some {Amiat} French bombers around, and some old wrecks fixed up as dummies.



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General Info
Country Algeria
ICAO ID DAOL
Latitude 35.542444
35° 32' 32.80" N
Longitude -0.532278
000° 31' 56.20" W
Elevation 367 feet
112 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 001° W (05/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 9037 x 140 feet
2754 x 43 meters
ASPHALT - NO



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