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Martuba Air Base

Libyan Air Force roundel.svg

IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Libyan Air Force
Location Libya
Elevation AMSL 1014 ft / 309 m
Coordinates 32°32′32.15″N 022°44′43.29″E / 32.5422639°N 22.7453583°E / 32.5422639; 22.7453583Coordinates: 32°32′32.15″N 022°44′43.29″E / 32.5422639°N 22.7453583°E / 32.5422639; 22.7453583
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3591 11781
Martuba Air Base is located in Libya
Martuba Air Base
Location of Martuba Air Base, Libya

Martuba Air Base is a Libyan Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية الليبية‎, Berber: Adwas Alibyan Ujnna) base in the Darnah District of Libya, located approximately 27km south-southeast of Darnah, 268km east-northeast of Banghazi. Its primary use is by the Libyan Air Force. It appears to be a reserve facility, as it primarily consists of a runway and a parking ramp. No support structures are visible.

World War II

During World War II the airfield, then known as Martuba Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield 16 Nov-3 Dec 1942.

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References

  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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