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Souk-el-Arba Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 36°31′48.01″N 008°44′15.08″E / 36.5300028°N 8.7375222°E / 36.5300028; 8.7375222
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Souk-el-Arba Airfield is located in Tunisia
Souk-el-Arba Airfield
Location of Souk-el-Arba Airfield, Tunisia

Souk-el-Arba Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 5km northwest of Jendouba; 130km west-southwest of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield constructed by Army Engineers using compacted earth for its runway, parking and dispersal areas, not designed for heavy aircraft or for long term use.

Also known as Engle Field, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African campaign. Known units assigned to he airfield were:

After the Americans moved east to Sicily in August, the airfield was closed and dismantled. Today, the former main runway is visible in aerial photography, however no buildings or physical features remain.

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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