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La Vallon Airfield

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La Vallon Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in France. It is located 13 km north of Istres in Bouches-du-Rhône. La Vallon was an all-weather temporary sod airfield built by USAAF XII Engineer Command. The runway was in length, wide, and aligned 13/31. The airfield was equipped with an access road was built to the existing road infrastructure; a dump for supplies, ammunition, and gasoline drums, along with a drinkable water and minimal electrical grid for communications and station lighting. Tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities. Designated as an Advanced Landing Ground Y-18 it was turned over to the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force on 30 August 1944. The 417th Night Fighter Squadron used the airfield 12 September 1944 – 5 April 1945, flying Bristol Beaufighters. In addition, the 415th Night Fighter Squadron flew Bristol Beaufighters from the airfield 1–25 September 1944. When the Americans pulled out in April 19
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