RAF St Jean

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RAF St Jean
Coordinates 32°56′32.81″N 035°06′30.60″E / 32.9424472°N 35.1085000°E / 32.9424472; 35.1085000
Site information
RAF St Jean is located in Israel
RAF St Jean
RAF St Jean
Location of RAF St Jean

RAF St Jean is a former military airfield in Israel, which is located approximately 4 km east-northeast of Acre and 100 km north-northeast of Tel Aviv.

When located in the British Mandate of Palestine during World War II the airfield was used as a military airfield by the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces during the North African Campaign against Axis forces.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:

After the war, the airfield appears to have been abandoned. The area today is a collection of agricultural fields. Two single-lane agricultural roads in a "V" pattern are the remnants of the airfield's runways (17/35, 10/28), but no evidence of the support area or runways remain.

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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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