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Menzel Temime Airfield

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Menzel Temime Airfield
Twelfth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates36°46′53.43″N 010°59′14.71″E / 36.7815083°N 10.9874194°E / 36.7815083; 10.9874194 (Approximate)
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1943
In use1943
Menzel Temime Airfield is located in Tunisia
Menzel Temime Airfield
Menzel Temime Airfield
Location of Menzel Temime Airfield, Tunisia

Menzel Temime Airfield is an abandoned military airfield in Tunisia, which was located near the city of Menzel Temine, 25 km north-northeast of Korba and 31 km east of Tāklisah. The airfield was built as a temporary wartime field by Army Engineers, using Pierced Steel Planking (PSP) for runways and parking and dispersal areas, and support structures being quickly constructed out of wood or tents.

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. B-25 Mitchells flown from the airfield later took part in the Sicilian and Italian Campaigns, flying combat missions until enemy targets became out of range. Known units which used the airfield were:

The airfield was closed by the Americans in December 1943, and dismantled by Army engineers. Today, its precise location is undetermined. The land around Menzel Temine is heavily used in agriculture, leaving is little or no evidence remaining of the airfield's existence after 60 years.

References

 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.

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