Skikda Airport

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Skikda Airport
Summary
Airport typeClosed
ServesSkikda, Algeria
Elevation AMSL23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates36°51′45.8″N 6°57′3.9″E / 36.862722°N 6.951083°E / 36.862722; 6.951083 (Skikda Airport (Skikda))Coordinates: 36°51′45.8″N 6°57′3.9″E / 36.862722°N 6.951083°E / 36.862722; 6.951083 (Skikda Airport (Skikda))
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SKI is located in Algeria
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Location of Skikda Airport in Algeria
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Source:World Aero Data [1]

Skikda Airport was an airport in Algeria (IATA: SKI, ICAO: DABP), located approximately 5 km east of Skikda; about 60 km north-northeast of Constantine.

The 1,478 metres (4,849 ft) asphalt runway was closed sometime prior to 2004. The area is overbuilt and used as a storage for construction materials.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the facility was known as "Philippeville Airfield". It was a major Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. The 310th Bombardment Group flew B-25 Mitchells from the airfield between 10 November-10 December 1943.

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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.
  • USAFHRA search for Philippeville Airfield
  • Google Earth Historical Imagery

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