Menzel Heurr Airfield

Summary

Menzel Heurr Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which is located approximately 22 km north-northeast of Korba and 60 km east-southeast of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield built for fighter and light bomber use by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the North African Campaign.

Menzel Heurr Airfield
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Part of Ninth Air Force
Coordinates36°45′40.85″N 010°56′42.02″E / 36.7613472°N 10.9450056°E / 36.7613472; 10.9450056
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1943
In use1943
Menzel Heurr Airfield is located in Tunisia
Menzel Heurr Airfield
Menzel Heurr Airfield
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Location of Menzel Heurr Airfield, Tunisia

The airfield was used primarily by the 324th Fighter Group, which flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawks from the airfield in August 1943. After the Americans moved out, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today[when?], the remains of the main runway can be seen in aerial photography.

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. 521 p.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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