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RAF El Daba
Coordinates 30°46′59.25″N 031°49′59.87″E / 30.783125°N 31.8332972°E / 30.783125; 31.8332972
RAF El Daba is located in Egypt
RAF El Daba
Location of RAF El Daba

RAF El Daba is a former Royal Air Force military airfield in Egypt, located approximatley 4km east-southeast of Mahattat al Qantarah ash Sharqiyah (Shamal Sina'); 135km northeast of Cairo.

El Daba was a pre-World War II airfield, first used in the 1930s. 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, El Daba appears to have been closed about 1946. Today, the area is part of the Nile River delta and is heavily used by agriculture. There is no evidence of the airfield's existence.

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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