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Blida Airport

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Airport type  Military
Location  Algeria
07/25  5,930
Address  Blida, Algeria
Elevation  163 m
Serves  Blida
Elevation AMSL  535 ft / 163 m
5,930  1,807
Code  QLD
Blida Airport
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Blida Airport is an airport in Blida, Algeria (ICAO: DAAB). It undertook a repavement project in 2012.

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.

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.

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Blida Airport Wikipedia


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