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Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Roundel of the Tunisian Air Force.svg
Part of Tunisian Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 37°14′36.30″N 009°47′11.03″E / 37.243417°N 9.7863972°E / 37.243417; 9.7863972
Built 1943
Controlled by Tunisian Air Force
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is located in Tunisia
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Location of Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base, Tunisia

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is a Tunisian Air Force base located approximately 7km west of Menzel Abderhaman, and 9km west-southwest of Bizerte,

Units stationed at the base are:

  • No. 11 Squadron
Jet trainer squadron, Aermacchi MB-326
  • No. 15 Squadron
Fighter squadron, Northrop F-5 Tiger/TigerII .

World War II

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. It was known as Bizerte Airfield. It was a heavy bomber airfield used by B-17 Flying Fortress strategic bombers of the 2d Bombardment Group, between 2 and 9 Dec 1943.

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975
  • Tunisian Air Force order of battle

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