Sidi Haneish Airfield

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Sidi Haneish Airfield
Part of Ninth Air Force
Coordinates 31°11′48.41″N 027°33′05.23″E / 31.1967806°N 27.5514528°E / 31.1967806; 27.5514528
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1942
Sidi Haneish Airfield is located in Egypt
Sidi Haneish Airfield
Sidi Haneish Airfield
Location of Sidi Haneish Airfield, Egypt

Sidi Haneish Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Egypt, in the western desert, about 35 km east-southeast of Marsa Matruh; 410 km northeast of Cairo.

It was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Eastern Desert Campaign by the British Eighth Army, which the 57th Fighter Group, flew P-40 Warhawks from on 8–12 November 1942.

Close examination of aerial photography of the hard desert shows some evidence of disturbance which could indicate where it existed.

British airfields[edit]

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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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