Bou Grara Airfield

Summary

Bou Grara Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which was located near Golfe de Bou Grara (Madanin); about 360 km south-southeast of Tunis.

Bou Grara Airfield
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Part of Ninth Air Force
Coordinates33°32′35.14″N 010°40′30.04″E / 33.5430944°N 10.6750111°E / 33.5430944; 10.6750111
TypeMilitary Airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1943
In use1943
Bou Grara Airfield is located in Tunisia
Bou Grara Airfield
Bou Grara Airfield
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Location of Bou Grara Airfield, Tunisia

It was a temporary airfield built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Tunisian Campaign. It was used by the 57th Fighter Group, which flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield during May and June 1943.

When the Americans moved out at the end of April 1943, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today the airfield's precise location is undetermined, as agricultural fields have obliterated its existence.

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

Further readingEdit

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. 521p. 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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