Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base

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Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Roundel of the Tunisian Air Force.svg
Part of Tunisian Air Force
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Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by Tunisian Air Force
Site history
Built 1943
Location of Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base, Tunisia

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base (ICAO: DTTB) is a Tunisian Air Force base located approximately 7 km west of Menzel Abderhaman, and 9 km west-southwest of Bizerte.

Units stationed at the base are:

  • No. 11 Squadron
Jet trainer squadron, Aermacchi MB-326
  • No. 15 Squadron
Fighter squadron, Northrop F-5 Tiger/TigerII

World War II

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. It was known as Bizerte Airfield. Several Allied units used the base in 1943. It was a heavy bomber airfield used by B-17 Flying Fortress strategic bombers of the 2d Bombardment Group, between 2 and 9 December 1943. There was a major air depot co-located at Sidi Ahmen.

See also

References

 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.
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  • Tunisian Air Force order of battle

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