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Mateur Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 37°04′13.11″N 009°39′31.31″E / 37.0703083°N 9.6586972°E / 37.0703083; 9.6586972
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Mateur Airfield is located in Tunisia
Mateur Airfield
Location of Mateur Airfield, Tunisia

Mateur Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 4km north-northwest of Mateur, 52km northwest of Tunis It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the Tunisian Campaign. It was a temporary airfield, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, not designed for long term or heavy bomber use. Known units assigned to the field were:

When the fighter units moved out to Sicily and Italy in the beginning of November, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today, some sort of military structure is visible on the old main runway, which is fenced and restricted from public access.

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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