Menzel Heurr Airfield

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Menzel Heurr Airfield
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Part of Ninth Air Force
Coordinates 36°45′40.85″N 010°56′42.02″E / 36.7613472°N 10.9450056°E / 36.7613472; 10.9450056
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Menzel Heurr Airfield is located in Tunisia
Menzel Heurr Airfield
Menzel Heurr Airfield
Location of Menzel Heurr Airfield, Tunisia

Menzel Heurr Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which is located approximately 22 km north-northeast of Korba and 60 km east-southeast of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield built for fighter and light bomber use by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the North African Campaign.

The airfield was used primarily by the 324th Fighter Group, which flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawks from the airfield in August 1943. After the Americans moved out, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today, the remains of the main runway can be seen in aerial photography.

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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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