RAF St Jean

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RAF St Jean
Coordinates32°56′32.81″N 035°06′30.60″E / 32.9424472°N 35.1085000°E / 32.9424472; 35.1085000
RAF St Jean is located in Israel
RAF St Jean
RAF St Jean
Location of RAF St Jean

RAF St Jean was a former military airfield in Palestine, now Israel, which is located approximately 4 km east-northeast of Acre and 100 km north-northeast of Tel Aviv.

When located in the British Mandate of Palestine during World War II the airfield was used as a military airfield by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces of America during the North African Campaign against Axis forces.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:

After the war, the airfield appears to have been abandoned. The area today is a collection of agricultural fields. Two single-lane agricultural roads in a "V" pattern are the remnants of the airfield's runways (17/35, 10/28), but no evidence of the support area or runways remain.

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.