Al Ismailiyah Air Base

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Al Ismailiyah Air Base
Egyptian Air Force Roundel.svg
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Government
Location Egypt
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 30°35′53.75″N 032°14′12.86″E / 30.5982639°N 32.2369056°E / 30.5982639; 32.2369056Coordinates: 30°35′53.75″N 032°14′12.86″E / 30.5982639°N 32.2369056°E / 30.5982639; 32.2369056
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 10,555 3,217 Asphalt
Al Ismailiyah Air Base is located in Egypt
Al Ismailiyah Air Base
Al Ismailiyah Air Base
Location of Al Ismailiyah Air Base, Egypt

Al Ismailiyah Air Base is an Egyptian Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية المصرية‎, Al-Qūwāt al-Gawwīyä al-Miṣrīyä) base, located approximately 4 km west-northwest of Ismailia; (Al Isma`iliyah); 116 km northeast of Cairo.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airfield, then known as RAF Ismailia or Ismailia Airfield, was used as a military airfield by the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. Ismailia was a pre-World War II station, originally opened about 1916.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:

[1]

Today, the airfield is an active Egyptian Air Force base. Its World War II configuration is still evident in aerial photography.

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References[edit]

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

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