Martuba Air Base

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Martuba Air Base
Martuba Airport
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Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Libyan National Army
Operator Libyan Air Force
Location Martuba, Libya
Elevation AMSL 1,014 ft / 309 m
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Martuba Air Base is located in Libya
Martuba Air Base
Martuba Air Base
Location in Libya
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,620 11,877 Asphalt

Martuba Air Base is a Libyan Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية الليبية‎‎, Berber: Adwas Alibyan Ujnna) base in the Derna District of Libya, located approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) south-southeast of Derna, 268 kilometres (167 mi) east-northeast of Benghazi.

History

During World War II the airfield, then known as Martuba Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield 16 November-3 December 1942.[1]

Military use

Its primary use is by the Libyan Air Force which has two sections at the base. The first section contains the main buildings and the hangars which contain Mil Mi-2 and Mil Mi-8 helicopters. The second section is the flightline containing taxiways, a ramp and a single runway. An Aeritalia G.222 is stored on the ramp but this section of the base appears to be a reserve facility.

Civilian use

The site is also used for the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

References

  1.  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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