Souk-el-Arba Airfield

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Souk-el-Arba Airfield
Twelfth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates 36°29′19.36″N 008°48′00.98″E / 36.4887111°N 8.8002722°E / 36.4887111; 8.8002722
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Souk-el-Arba Airfield is located in Tunisia
Souk-el-Arba Airfield
Souk-el-Arba Airfield
Location of Souk-el-Arba Airfield, Tunisia

Souk-el-Arba Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 2.3 km southeast of Jendouba; 130 km west-southwest of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield constructed by Army Engineers using compacted earth for its runway, parking and dispersal areas, not designed for heavy aircraft or for long term use.

Also known as Engle Field, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African campaign. Known units assigned to he airfield were:

After the Americans moved east to Sicily in August, the airfield was closed and dismantled. Today, the former main runway is visible in aerial photography and, other than two hangars south of the runway, no buildings or physical features remain.

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