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Belandah Airfield

Belandah Airfield
Belaudah I II Flugplatz
Coordinates (Belaudah I Airfield)[1]
(Belaudah II Airfield)[2]
Type Military airfield complex
Site information
Controlled by  German Luftwaffe
 United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1941
In use 1941-1943
Belandah Airfield is located in Libya
Belandah Airfield
Belandah Airfield
Location of Belandah Airfield, Libya

Baheira Airfield is an abandoned military airfield complex in Libya, which is located about 19 Miles (30 km) Southeast of Ajdabiya, Libya.

The facility was built either by the Italian Regia Aeronautica or German Luftwaffe about 1941. It consisted of two airfields, about 2.5 miles apart. During World War II, after the Axis defeat in Egypt during the Western Desert Campaign, the facility was abandoned by the retreating Axis forces.

It was later used by the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign by the 57th Fighter Group, which flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 3 December 1942 and 3 January 1943.

Today there are no remains of either airfield, the desert has totally reclaimed the facilities. Their locations can only be determined by German maps of the area.

References

  1. ^ German map of Belaudah I and II Airfields
  2. ^ German map and description of Belaudah I and II Airfields

 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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