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RAF El Amiriya
Coordinates 31°02′19.46″N 029°47′59.64″E / 31.0387389°N 29.7999°E / 31.0387389; 29.7999
RAF El Amiriya is located in Egypt
RAF El Amiriya
Location of RAF El Amiriya

RAF El Amiriya is a former Royal Air Force military airfield in Egypt, located approximately 16 km south-southwest of Alexandria; 180km northwest of Cairo

El Amiriya was a pre-World War II airfield, first used in 1917. During World War II, the station was also referred to as Landing Grounds 85 - 99, 154 and 171-175. During World War II, it was used as a military airfield 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:

After the war, the airfield appears to have been closed about 1946. Today, the area is abandoned with various concrete parts of the station still in evidence when viewed by aerial photography.

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
  • Royal Air Force Airfield Creation for the Western Desert Campaign

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