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Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base

Libyan Air Force roundel.svg

IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Military
Operator Government
Location Libya
Elevation AMSL 519 ft / 158 m
Coordinates 31°54′34.22″N 023°54′34.22″E / 31.9095056°N 23.9095056°E / 31.9095056; 23.9095056
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 9895 3016 Asphalt
09/27 9835 2998 Asphalt
15/33 9865 3007 Asphalt
Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base is located in Libya
Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base
Location of Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base, Libya

Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base is an Libyan Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية الليبية‎, Berber: Adwas Alibyan Ujnna) base, located about 16km south of Tobruk. It is believed to have about 60 or 70 Mirage F.1EDs aircraft assigned which are believed to be poorly maintained due to the lack of French technical support.

Prior to 31 March 1970, the base was known as Royal Air Force Station El Adem.

World War II

The airfield was built in 1942, by the Royal Air Force and was brought into operational use on 12 December. It was used during World War II by the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign against Axis forces.

USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:

Attached to 235 Wing, Royal Air Force[1]

Today, the airfield is an active Libyan Air Force Base. It's World War II configuration is still evident in aerial photography.


  1. ^ 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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