Lete Airfield


Lete Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield located in the vicinity of Al Jukhkh al Kabir; about 10 km east of Benghazi. Its precise location is undetermined, likely redeveloped as part of the suburbs of Benghazi.

Lete Airfield
Coordinates32°05′59.97″N 020°10′38.16″E / 32.0999917°N 20.1772667°E / 32.0999917; 20.1772667
TypeMilitary airfield
Site history
In use1943
Lete Airfield is located in Libya
Lete Airfield
Lete Airfield
Location of Lete Airfield, Libya

It was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Eastern Desert Campaign by the British Eighth Army by the 343rd Bombardment Squadron (98th Bombardment Group) from 3 March-25 September 1943, B-24 Liberator and the 344th Bombardment Squadron (98th Bombardment Group), from 4 March-24 September 1943, B-24 Liberator.


  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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