Nanur Airport

Summary

Nanur Airport is an airport in the Wadi Maymun Darraj region of Libya, located approximately 200 km south-southeast of Tripoli in the Libyan desert. Although listed as a civil airport, it appears to function as a reserve Libyan Air Force airfield. It comprises a long runway with a parallel taxiway and a parking ramp. There are no permanent structures visible,[2] nor are there any production oilfields in the area.

Nanur Airport
Summary
Airport typeCivil
OperatorGovernment
LocationLibya
Elevation AMSL185 ft / 56 m
Coordinates31°42′20″N 14°54′40″E / 31.70556°N 14.91111°E / 31.70556; 14.91111Coordinates: 31°42′20″N 14°54′40″E / 31.70556°N 14.91111°E / 31.70556; 14.91111
Map
Nanur is located in Libya
Nanur
Nanur
Location of the airport in Libya
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,898 12,789 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1]

World War IIEdit

During World War II the airfield, then known as Darragh Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 19 January-3 March 1943 before moving forward with the British Eighth Army. [3]

The current airfield appears to be overlaid on its World War II predecessor facility.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for Nanur Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://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.
    • 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.

External linksEdit

  • OpenStreetMap - Nanur
  • Nanur Airport Database
  • OurAirports - Nanur