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Soliman Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 36°42′28.55″N 010°27′14.31″E / 36.7079306°N 10.453975°E / 36.7079306; 10.453975
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Soliman Airfield is located in Tunisia
Soliman Airfield
Location of Soliman Airfield, Tunisia

Soliman Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 12km west-northwest of Manzil Bū Zalafah, and 39km southeast of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield, not designed for heavy bomber or long-term use. During the North African Campaign, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force. Known units assigned were:

When the Americans moved out at the end of 1943, the airfield was abandoned. Today, the remains of the field are visible in aerial photography, with much of the runways, taxiways and dispersal pads in evidence.

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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