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Souk-el-Khemis Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 36°34′55.22″N 008°58′16.27″E / 36.5820056°N 8.9711861°E / 36.5820056; 8.9711861
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Souk-el-Khemis Airfield is located in Tunisia
Souk-el-Khemis Airfield
Location of Souk-el-Khemis Airfield, Tunisia

Souk-el-Khemis Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 3km southeast of Bou Salem, and 110km east-northeast of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign by the 325th Fighter Group during 3-19 Jun 1943 flying P-40 Warhawks.

After the 325th moved east, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today, there is little evidence of its existence other than the outlines of the perimeter track being used for agricultural roads.

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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