Ghriss Airport

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Ghriss Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesMascara, Algeria
LocationGhriss, Algeria
Elevation AMSL1,686 ft / 514 m
Coordinates35°12′28″N 000°08′50″E / 35.20778°N 0.14722°E / 35.20778; 0.14722Coordinates: 35°12′28″N 000°08′50″E / 35.20778°N 0.14722°E / 35.20778; 0.14722
MUW is located in Algeria
Location of airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5,577 1,700 Asphalt
Source:World Aero Data [1]

Ghriss Airport (IATA: MUW, ICAO: DAOV) is a civilian airport in Mascara Province, Algeria, located 5.0 km southwest of the town of Ghriss, Algeria.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the facility was known as "Thiersville Airfield". It was a Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign used by the 60th Troop Carrier Group, which flew C-47 Skytrain transports from the airfield between May and June 1943.

Airline and destination[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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