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Enfidaville Airfield

Enfidaville Airfield
 
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Enfidaville Airfield is located in Tunisia
Enfidaville Airfield
Enfidaville Airfield
Location of Enfidaville Airfield, Tunisia

Enfidaville Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 13 km north-northwest of Harqalah; approximately 90 km southwest of Tunis. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber ant troop carrier base. Known units assigned were:

The 376th Bomber Group was composed of B-24 "Liberator" heavy bombers. Aircrew and support personnel began arriving in late August, 1943. The first mission carried out by the 376th was on 1Oct43 against the aircraft factory at Weiner Neustad in Austria.

When the Americans moved to Italy, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today the airfield has almost completely returned to its natural state, with only the outlines of the main runway and what appears to be taxiways faintly visible in aerial photography.

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.  

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