Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base

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Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Roundel of the Tunisian Air Force.svg
Part of Tunisian Air Force
Coordinates 37°14′36.30″N 009°47′11.03″E / 37.2434167°N 9.7863972°E / 37.2434167; 9.7863972
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by Tunisian Air Force
Site history
Built 1943
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is located in Tunisia
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Location of Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base, Tunisia

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is a Tunisian Air Force base located approximately 7 km west of Menzel Abderhaman, and 9 km west-southwest of Bizerte,

Units stationed at the base are:

  • No. 11 Squadron
Jet trainer squadron, Aermacchi MB-326
  • No. 15 Squadron
Fighter squadron, Northrop F-5 Tiger/TigerII .

World War II[edit]

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. It was known as Bizerte Airfield. It was a heavy bomber airfield used by B-17 Flying Fortress strategic bombers of the 2d Bombardment Group, between 2 and 9 December 1943.

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

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