Hergla Airfield

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Hergla Airfield
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Coordinates 36°08′05.06″N 010°26′14.85″E / 36.1347389°N 10.4374583°E / 36.1347389; 10.4374583
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Hergla  Airfield is located in Tunisia
Hergla  Airfield
Hergla Airfield
Location of Hergla Airfield, Tunisia

Hergla Airfield is an abandoned military airfield in Tunisia, which was located approximately 12 km north-northwest of Harqalah in al Janubiyah Wilayat provience, about 90 km south-southwest of Tunis.

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign as a bomber base, first for medium, then later for heavy bombers.

Primary targets from Hergla were in Sicily and mainland Italy. As targets moved out of range, the groups moved to Italy and by November 1943 the airfield was closed. When the Americans moved out, the base was largely abandoned. Today faint evidence of the main runway and some taxiways are visible in aerial photos of the area, but he land has returned largely to its natural state.


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

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