Belandah Airfield


Baheira Airfield is an abandoned military airfield complex in Libya, which is located about 19 Miles (30 km) Southeast of Ajdabiya, Libya.

Belandah Airfield
Belaudah I II Flugplatz
Coordinates30°34′45″N 020°24′00″E / 30.57917°N 20.40000°E / 30.57917; 20.40000 (Belaudah I Airfield)[1]
30°33′30″N 020°26′00″E / 30.55833°N 20.43333°E / 30.55833; 20.43333 (Belaudah II Airfield)[2]
TypeMilitary airfield complex
Site information
Controlled byRegulation WW II Upperwing Balkenkreuz.png German Luftwaffe
Patch9thusaaf.png United States Army Air Forces
Site history
In use1941-1943
Belandah Airfield is located in Libya
Belandah Airfield
Belandah Airfield
Location of Belandah Airfield, Libya

The facility was built either by the Italian Regia Aeronautica or German Luftwaffe about 1941. It consisted of two airfields, about 2.5 miles apart. During World War II, after the Axis defeat in Egypt during the Western Desert Campaign, the facility was abandoned by the retreating Axis forces.

It was later used by the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign by the 57th Fighter Group, which flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 3 December 1942 and 3 January 1943.

Today there are no remains of either airfield, the desert has totally reclaimed the facilities. Their locations can only be determined by German maps of the area.


  1. ^ German map of Belaudah I and II Airfields
  2. ^ German map and description of Belaudah I and II Airfields

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • 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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