An area of land set aside for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of aircraft.
- By the end of June, excluding an emergency landing strip, ten airfields had been built in the beachhead area.
- Meanwhile the 82nd was attacking rail traffic and found two Luftwaffe airfields empty of aircraft.
- But the pilot of the twin engine veteran aircraft went on to make a safe landing back at the airfield he had taken off from.
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