RAF El Amiriya
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|RAF El Amiriya|
El Amiriya was a pre–World War II airfield, first used in 1917. During World War II, the station was also referred to as Landing Grounds 85 - 99, 154 and 171-175. During World War II, it was used as a military airfield by the 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:
- 79th Fighter Group, 19 November 1942 – 14 January 1943, P-40 Warhawk
- 324th Fighter Group, December 1942 - 2 February 1943, P-40 Warhawk
After the war, the airfield appears to have been closed about 1946. Today, the area is abandoned with various concrete parts of the station still in evidence when viewed by aerial photography.
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- 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) . 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.
- Royal Air Force Airfield Creation for the Western Desert Campaign
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