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Sidi Haneish Airfield
Part of Ninth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 31°11′48.41″N 027°33′05.23″E / 31.1967806°N 27.5514528°E / 31.1967806; 27.5514528
Built 1942
In use 1942
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Sidi Haneish Airfield is located in Egypt
Sidi Haneish Airfield
Location of Sidi Haneish Airfield, Egypt

Sidi Haneish Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Egypt, in the western desert, about 35km east-southeast of Marsa Matruh; 410km northeast of Cairo.

It was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Eastern Desert Campaign by the British Eighth Army, which the 57th Fighter Group, flew P-40 Warhawks from on 8-12 Nov 1942.

Close examination of aerial photography of the hard desert shows some evidence of disturbance which could indicate where it existed.


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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