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Ghriss Airport
IATA: MUW – ICAO: DAOV[1]MUW Location of airport in Algeria
Airport type Public
Serves Mascara, Algeria
Location Ghriss, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 1,686 ft / 514 m
Coordinates 35°12′27.81″N 000°08′49.71″E / 35.207725°N 0.1471417°E / 35.207725; 0.1471417Coordinates: Click the blue globe to open an interactive map. 35°12′27.81″N 000°08′49.71″E / 35.207725°N 0.1471417°E / 35.207725; 0.1471417
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.


[hide] *1 World War II

World War IIEdit

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 destinationEdit

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie Algiers


This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  • 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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