Telergma Airport

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Telerghma Airport
Airport typePublic
Elevation AMSL2,484 ft / 757 m
Coordinates36°6′30″N 6°21′50″E / 36.10833°N 6.36389°E / 36.10833; 6.36389 (Telerghma Airport (Telerghma))Coordinates: 36°6′30″N 6°21′50″E / 36.10833°N 6.36389°E / 36.10833; 6.36389 (Telerghma Airport (Telerghma))
DAAM is located in Algeria
Location of Telerghma Airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,200 7,220 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1][1] Google Maps[2]

Telerghma Airport is a joint-use civilian/military airport in Algeria (ICAO: DAAM), just south of the city of Telerghma, about 300 km east of Algiers


Built by the French Colonial government prior to World War II, the small airport was seized by American Forces in the initial aftermath of the Operation Torch landings on 2 December 1942. By 13 December, French troops and United States Army Engineers had improved the runway sufficiently for 17th Bombardment Group B-26 Marauder medium bombers to begin using the facility, now known as "Telerghma Airfield." Major Twelfth Air Force units assigned to the airfield during the North African Campaign were:

After the Battle of North Africa ended, Telerghma Airfield was converted into a Bombardment Training Center, used to instruct French Air Force ground and bomber crews in safe and effective tactical operation and maintenance of American fighter and bomber aircraft. The training center closed at the end of October 1944, and the airfield was returned to civil authorities.


  1. ^ "DAAM @".
  2. ^ Google Maps - Telerghma

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

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