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Merville–Calonne Airport

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Merville - Calonne Airport

Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) B-53

Aéroport de Merville - Calonne
Airport typePublic
ServesMerville, Nord, France
Elevation AMSL61 ft / 19 m
Coordinates50°37′00″N 002°38′24″E / 50.61667°N 2.64000°E / 50.61667; 2.64000
LFQT is located in France
Location of airport in France
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,840 6,037 Asphalt
04R/22L 1,000 3,281 Grass
Sources: French AIP,[1] UAF[2]

Merville – Calonne Airport (IATA: HZB, ICAO: LFQT) is a regional airport in France. It is located 3 km (2 miles) south of Merville,[1] in northern France. The airport supports general aviation with no commercial airline service scheduled.


The airport was originally built by Nazi Germany after the occupation of France in 1940 as a Luftwaffe base (Fliegerhorst Merville), as part of the defences of the Pas de Calais area. After the area was liberated in 1944 it was converted by United States Army Air Forces engineers into an allied airfield. The airport was used by the Royal Air Force as Advanced Landing Ground B-53 Merville.

The airfield has numerous wartime relics, including many bunkers.


The airport has air traffic control services and two runways oriented north-south (04/22):

  • A paved runway of 1,840 by 30 metres (6,037 ft × 98 ft)
  • A 1,000 by 80 metres (3,281 ft × 262 ft) grass runway.

There is a small (195 square metres (2,099 sq ft)) terminal building and a restaurant.


See source Wikidata query and sources.


  • French Wikipedia article
  • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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