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Biskra Airfield

 

Biskra Airfield

Biskra Ouakda Airport
IATA: BSKICAO: DAUB
BSK
BSK
Location of airport in Algeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Alger
Serves Biskra
Location Oumache, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
Coordinates 34°47′36.1″N 5°44′17.9″E / 34.793361°N 5.738306°E / 34.793361; 5.738306 (Mohamed Khider Airport (Biskra))Coordinates: 34°47′36.1″N 5°44′17.9″E / 34.793361°N 5.738306°E / 34.793361; 5.738306 (Mohamed Khider Airport (Biskra))

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,900 9,514 Asphalt
Source: Algerian AIP[1] Landings.com[2]

Biskra Ouakda Airport (IATA: BSKICAO: DAUB) is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Oumache; about 200 km south-southwest of Constantine.

History

During World War II, the airport was known as "Biskra Airfield". It was a major United States Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. Known combat units assigned to the airfield were: HQ, 5th Bombardment Wing (January-March 1943); 1st Fighter Group (14 December 1942-February 1943) P-38 Lightning; 97th Bombardment Group (25 December 1942-8 February 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress; 301st Bombardment Group (16 December 1942-17 January 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations

See also

References

External links

  • NWS
  • Etablissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d’Alger (EGSA Alger)

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