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La Sebala Airfield

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

La Sebala Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Tunisia, which was located about 1 km north of Cebalat; 15 km north-northwest of Tunis. It was a temporary airfield constructed by Army Engineers using compacted earth for its runway, parking and dispersal areas, not designed for heavy aircraft or for long-term use.
The airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 52d Fighter Group between 21 May and 30 July 1943, flying combat operations with P-40 Warhawks over Sicily and Italy, as well as taking part in the Pantelleria reduction. It was also used by the 415th Night Fighter Squadron between 22 June and 3 September 1943.
After the USAAF left, the airfield was closed and dismantled. Today, there is traces of the airfield remaining on the landscape visible from aerial photography, but no buildings or physical features.

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Service

Units

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from Northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 415th Night Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 05:09:16 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

https://www.google.com/maps/place/36°55'29.5%22N+10°06'04.8%22E/@36.9246969,10.1042343,5500m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d36.924847!4d10.101331?hl=en
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Sebala_Airfield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/415th_Special_Operations_Squadron

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