Description: This air base saw heavy fights during Opeation Overlord. Build in 1937, it was conquered in June 1940 by the Wehrmacht and becaom ethe home base of a German bomber squadron.
Actually Carpiquet air base should had been taken during D-Day, but the Allies didn't succeed. Canadian forces attacked the airfield on 04.07.1944 (Operation WIndsor). It was finally taken by 08.07.44.
this is an update to the other Carpiquet airbase 1944.