Menzel Heurr Airfield


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
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
In use1943
Menzel Heurr Airfield is located in Tunisia
Menzel Heurr Airfield
Menzel Heurr Airfield
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.


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

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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