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Nanur Airport
IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Civil
Operator Government
Location Libya
Elevation AMSL 185 ft / 56 m
Coordinates 31°42′18.54″N 014°54′41.83″E / 31.70515°N 14.9116194°E / 31.70515; 14.9116194Coordinates: 31°42′18.54″N 014°54′41.83″E / 31.70515°N 14.9116194°E / 31.70515; 14.9116194
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3898 12790 Composite
Nanur Airport is located in Libya
Nanur Airport
Location of Nanur, Libya

Nanur Airport is an airport in the Wadi Maymun Darraj region of Libya, located approximately 200km south-southeast of Tripoli in the Libyan desert. Although listed as a civil airport, it appears to function as a reserve Libyan Air Force airfield. It consists of a very large runway, capable of strategic bomber use, with a taxiway and a parking ramp. There are no permanent structures visible, nor are there any production oilfields in the area.

World War II

During World War II the airfield, then known as Darragh Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 19 Jan-3 Mar 1943 before moving forward with the British Eighth Army. [1]

The current airfield appears to be overlaid on its World War II predecessor facility.


  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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