Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport

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Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport
Airport type Civil
Operator Government
Location Libya
Elevation AMSL 2,000 ft / 610 m
Coordinates 30°42′00″N 12°29′05″E / 30.70000°N 12.48472°E / 30.70000; 12.48472
HL78 is located in Libya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,360 7,743 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport is an airport in the Jabal al Gharbi District of Libya, located approximately 266 kilometres (165 mi) south-southwest of Tripoli in the Libyan desert. Its primary use is the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

World War II[edit]

During World War II the airfield, then known as Tmed El Chel Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign against Axis forces.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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