Mateur Airfield

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Mateur Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates 37°04′13.11″N 009°39′31.31″E / 37.0703083°N 9.6586972°E / 37.0703083; 9.6586972
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Mateur Airfield is located in Tunisia
Mateur Airfield
Mateur Airfield
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Location of Mateur Airfield, Tunisia

Mateur Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 4 km north-northwest of Mateur, 52 km northwest of Tunis. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the Tunisian Campaign. It was a temporary airfield, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, not designed for long term or heavy bomber use.

Known units assigned to the field were:

When the fighter units moved to Sicily and Italy in the beginning of November, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today, some sort of military structure is visible on the old main runway, which is fenced and restricted from public access.

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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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