Enfidaville Airfield

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Enfidaville Airfield
Twelfth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png Fifteenth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).svg
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates36°08′04.42″N 010°25′51.19″E / 36.1345611°N 10.4308861°E / 36.1345611; 10.4308861
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1943
In use1943
Enfidaville Airfield is located in Tunisia
Enfidaville Airfield
Enfidaville Airfield
Location of Enfidaville Airfield, Tunisia

Enfidaville Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 13 km north-northwest of Harqalah; approximately 90 km southwest of Tunis. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber ant troop carrier base. Known units assigned were:

The 376th Bomber Group was composed of B-24 "Liberator" heavy bombers. Aircrew and support personnel began arriving in late August, 1943. The first mission carried out by the 376th was on 1Oct43 against the aircraft factory at Wiener Neustadt in Austria.

When the Americans moved to Italy, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. For many years the airfield had almost completely returned to its natural state, with only the outlines of the main runway and what appeared to be taxiways faintly visible in aerial photography. Today it is the location of the Enfidha – Hammamet International Airport that was built in its place and opened in 2009.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.

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