Bou Grara Airfield

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Bou Grara Airfield
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Part of Ninth Air Force
Coordinates 33°32′35.14″N 010°40′30.04″E / 33.5430944°N 10.6750111°E / 33.5430944; 10.6750111
Type Military Airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Bou Grara Airfield is located in Tunisia
Bou Grara Airfield
Bou Grara Airfield
Location of Bou Grara Airfield, Tunisia

Bou Grara Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which was located near Golfe de Bou Grara (Madanin); about 360 km south-southeast of Tunis.

It was a temporary airfield built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Tunisian Campaign. It was used by the 57th Fighter Group, which flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield during May and June 1943.

When the Americans moved out at the end of April 1943, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today the airfield's precise location is undetermined, as agricultural fields have obliterated its existence.

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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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