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Soliman Airfield

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

Soliman Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, located approximately 12 km west-northwest of Manzil Bū Zalafah, and 39 km southeast of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield, not designed for heavy bomber or long-term use. During the North African Campaign, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force. Known units assigned were:
47th Bombardment Group, 1–21 July 1943, A-20 Havoc
321st Bombardment Group, 8 August–October 1943, B-25 Mitchell
325th Fighter Group, 4 November-11 December 1943, P-47 Thunderbolt

When the Americans moved out at the end of 1943, the airfield was abandoned. Today, the remains of the field are visible in aerial photography, with much of the runways, taxiways and dispersal pads in evidence.

English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

  • 325th Fighter Group

    325th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 325th was first activated as the 325th Fighter Group at Mitchel Field, New York in August 1942 with the 317th,[7] 318th,[8] and 319th Fighter Squadrons[9] assigned. It trained at Hillsgrove Army Air Field with Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft[10]...

People

  • Robert Baseler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot - Group Commander | 325th Fighter Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 04:03:44 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soliman_Airfield

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