Rerhaia Airfield

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Rerhaia Airfield
Twelfth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates36°45′12.30″N 003°23′22.54″E / 36.7534167°N 3.3895944°E / 36.7534167; 3.3895944
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1943
In use1943
Rerhaia Airfield is located in Algeria
Rerhaia Airfield
Rerhaia Airfield
Location of Rerhaia Airfield, Algeria

Rerhaia Airfield was a World War II military airfield in Algeria, located approximately 3 km northwest of Boudouaou, about 32 km east-southeast of Algiers. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 350th Fighter Group between July and November 1943 during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps.

It was also used by the 416th Night Fighter Squadron, which flew Bristol Beaufighters from the field between 27 December 1943 – 25 January 1944.

Today, the remnants of the main runway and other areas can be seen in aerial photography.

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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