Sidi Azeiz Airfield

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Sidi Azeiz Airfield
Part of Ninth Air Force
Coordinates 31°44′49.59″N 024°57′00″E / 31.7471083°N 24.95000°E / 31.7471083; 24.95000
Type Military airfield
Code LG-148
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Sidi Azeiz Airfield is located in Libya
Sidi Azeiz Airfield
Sidi Azeiz Airfield
Location of Sidi Azeiz Airfield, Libya

Sidi Azeiz Airfield, or Sidi Azeis is an abandoned World War II military airfield in the eastern desert of Libya. It was located near the Egyptian border near Jabbanat Sidi, about 100 km west of Tobruk. German Coordinates are given as 31°40′00″N 24°54′00″E / 31.66667°N 24.90000°E / 31.66667; 24.90000

It was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Western Desert Campaign (named due to the stretch of the Sahara in Egypt being called the Western Desert) by the British Eighth Army, which the 57th Fighter Group, flew P-40 Warhawks from on 12–13 November 1942.

The airfield was likely a compacted desert dirt flight strip, and was abandoned as the Allied forces moved west towards Tobruk. Close examination aerial photography of the hard desert about 10 miles west of Burdi shows some evidence of disturbance which could indicate where it existed.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

External links[edit]

  • German Map [1]
  • cleared land at German Coord. [2]