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Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Part of Tunisian Air Force
Coordinates
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by Tunisian Air Force
Site history
Built 1943
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is located in Tunisia
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Location of Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base, Tunisia

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is a Tunisian Air Force base located approximately 7 km west of Menzel Abderhaman, and 9 km west-southwest of Bizerte,

Units stationed at the base are:

  • No. 11 Squadron
Jet trainer squadron, Aermacchi MB-326
  • No. 15 Squadron
Fighter squadron, Northrop F-5 Tiger/TigerII .

Contents

  • World War II 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

World War II

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. It was known as Bizerte Airfield. It was a heavy bomber airfield used by B-17 Flying Fortress strategic bombers of the 2d Bombardment Group, between 2 and 9 December 1943.

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 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 (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History.  
  • Tunisian Air Force order of battle

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