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Depienne Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 36°25′49.25″N 010°00′31.30″E / 36.4303472°N 10.008694°E / 36.4303472; 10.008694
Built 1941
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Depienne Airfield is located in Tunisia
Depienne Airfield
Location of Depienne Airfield, Tunisia

Depienne Airfield is a World War II airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 12km northeast of El Fahs, and 53km southwest of Tunis. The airfield was first used by the German Luftwaffe in 1941 and 1942, and was captured by the United States Army by a parachute attack on 3 December 1942. It was later used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber airfield during the North African Campaign.

It should be noted that in aerial imagery, the airfield looks almost like it did in 1943 and is probably the most well-preserved wartime bomber field in Tunisia. The runway, although deteriorated, along with all of the taxiways and aircraft hardstands are very much in evidence. It is unclear what the current use of the facility is.

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

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