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Hergla Airfield
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Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 36°08′05.06″N 010°26′14.85″E / 36.1347389°N 10.4374583°E / 36.1347389; 10.4374583
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Hergla Airfield is located in Tunisia
Hergla Airfield
Location of Hergla Airfield, Tunisia

Hergla Airfield is an abandoned military airfield in Tunisia, which was located approximately 12km north-northwest of Harqalah in al Janubiyah Wilayat provience, about 90km south-southwest of Tunis.

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign as a bomber base, first for medium, then later for heavy bombers.

Primary targets from Hergla were in Sicily and mainland Italy. As targets moved out of range, the groups moved to Italy and by November 1943 the airfield was closed. When the Americans moved out, the base was largely abandoned. Today faint evidence of the main runway and some taxiways are visible in aerial photos of the area, but he land has returned largely to its natural state.

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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