Abu Suwayr Air Base

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Abu Suwayr Air Base

Egyptian Air Force Roundel.svg

IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Government
Location Egypt
Elevation AMSL 49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 30°34′21.59″N 032°05′43.23″E / 30.5726639°N 32.0953417°E / 30.5726639; 32.0953417Coordinates: 30°34′21.59″N 032°05′43.23″E / 30.5726639°N 32.0953417°E / 30.5726639; 32.0953417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,972 9,752 Asphalt
11/29 2,960 9,712 Asphalt
Abu Suwayr Air Base is located in Egypt
Abu Suwayr Air Base
Abu Suwayr Air Base
Location of Abu Suwayr Air Base, Egypt

Abu Suwayr Air Base is an Egyptian Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية المصرية‎, Al-Qūwāt al-Gawwīyä al-Miṣrīyä) base, located approximately 17 km west of Ismailia (Al Isma`iliyah); 116 km northeast of Cairo. It is positioned for strategic defenCe of the Suez Canal waterway.

During World War II the airfield, then known as RAF Station Abu Sueir or Abu Sueir Airfield (LG-205) was used as a military airfield by the Royal Air Force of Britain and the American United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign against Axis forces.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:[1]

512th Bombardment Squadron, 9 November 1942-10 February 1943
513th Bombardment Squadron, 8 November 1942-10 February 1943
514th Bombardment Squadron, 8 November 1942-10 February 1943
515th Bombardment Squadron, 8 November 1942-6 February 1943

Today, the airfield is an active Egyptian Air Force Base. Its World War II configuration is still evident in aerial photography. It houses the 60th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 262nd Tactical Fighter Wing, flying F-16C/D Block 40s.(Scramble.nl).

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