Oudna

Airfield

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Detailed History

Oudna Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which was located approximately 7 km southwest of La Mohammedia; about 14 km south-southwest of Tunis It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign as a heavy B-17 Flying Fortress bomber airfield. Known units assigned were:
99th Bombardment Group, 4 August-11 December 1943, B-17 Flying Fortress (12AF/15AF after 1 November 193)
301st Bombardment Group, 6 August-7 December 1943, B-17 Flying Fortress (12AF/15AF after 1 November 193)

Today the airfield is nearly indistinguishable from the agricultural fields in the area. A faint outline of dispersal pads and taxiways, along with a single lane agricultural road which is the remnant of the main runway are visible in aerial photography.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-0397378
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot, instructor
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33200358
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

42-29526 Bugs
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bugs
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 429th Bomb Squadron 483rd Bomb Group 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wongo
  • Unit: 5th Bomb Wing 483rd Bomb Group 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 301st Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron 419th Bomb Squadron 49th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 353rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Chum
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 341st Bomb Squadron 99th Bomb Group 416th Bomb Squadron

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Date2 Nov 2016 14:45:33
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