Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport


Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport is an airport in the Jabal al Gharbi District of Libya, located approximately 266 kilometres (165 mi) south-southwest of Tripoli in the Libyan desert. Its primary use is the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport
Airport typeCivil
Elevation AMSL2,000 ft / 610 m
Coordinates30°42′00″N 12°29′05″E / 30.70000°N 12.48472°E / 30.70000; 12.48472
HL78 is located in Libya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,360 7,743 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

World War IIEdit

During World War II the airfield, then known as Tmed El Chel Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign against Axis forces.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website https://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.
    • Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War IIMaurer, 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.

External linksEdit

  • OpenStreetMap - Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport
  • OurAirports - Habit Awlad Muhammad Airport