Talk:Wheelus Air Base

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Confusion with Mitiga[edit]

Wikipedia reported that today Wheelus is known as Mitiga International Airport. However this is incorrect. (Wheelus was south of Tripoli; Mitiga is east of Tripoli.) I know - I was there in the 1960s!

Aa42john (talk) 12:31, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Actually I think I must be wrong on this so have reverted my edits

Aa42john (talk) 14:02, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Okba Ben Nafi Airfield?[edit]

Since this edit the article has maintained that Wheelus AB was subsequently named Okba Ben Nafi Airfield. According to Google Earth, the present location of Okba Ben Nafi Airfield is in the desert west of Tripoli: about 137 km, 250° from Mitiga International Airport. These identifications need to be reconciled. --SteveMcCluskey (talk) 15:48, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

The current Uqba bin Nafi Air Base is newer. Speciate (talk) 15:35, 22 August 2011 (UTC)