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Mateur Airfield

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Type  Military airfield
Year built  1943
In use  1943
Mateur Airfield
Controlled by  United States Army Air Forces

Mateur Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 4 km north-northwest of Mateur, 52 km northwest of Tunis. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the Tunisian Campaign. It was a temporary airfield, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, not designed for long term or heavy bomber use.

Known units assigned to the field were:

  • 1st Fighter Group, 29 June - 31 October 1943, P-38 Lightning
  • 325th Fighter Group, 19 June - 4 November 1943, P-40 Warhawk
  • When the fighter units moved to Sicily and Italy in the beginning of November, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today, some sort of military structure is visible on the old main runway, which is fenced and restricted from public access.

    References

    Mateur Airfield Wikipedia


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