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Ebba Ksour Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 35°57′53.86″N 008°49′06.48″E / 35.9649611°N 8.8184667°E / 35.9649611; 8.8184667 (Approximate)
Built 1942
In use 1942-1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Ebba Ksour Airfield is located in Tunisia
Ebba Ksour Airfield
Location of Ebba Ksour Airfield, Tunisia

Ebba Ksour Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located near El Ksour, in Kef province, approximately 150km southwest of Tunis.

The airfield was built as a temporary wartime field by Army Engineers, using Pierced Steel Planking (PSP) for runways and parking and dispersal areas, and support structures being quickly constructed out of wood or tents. It was used briefly by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 33d Fighter Group between 12 Apr and 9 Jun 1943 during the North African Campaign flying P-40 Warhawks. After the 33d moved east to Menzel Temime, the airfield was dismantled by engineers.

The precise location of the airfield is undetermined. The land around El Ksour is a mixture of desert and agriculture and the land has largely either returned to its natural state or been developed into agriculture after the war. Today, there is little or no evidence remaining of the airfield's existence after 60 years.

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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