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Ra's Lanuf Airport

Ra's Lanuf Airport
Airport type Civil
Operator Government
Serves Ra's Lanuf
Location Libya
Elevation AMSL 42 ft / 13 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,519 4,985 Composite
18/36 1,919 6,295 Asphalt
Sources: Google Maps[1]
Ra's Lanuf Airport is located in Libya
Ra's Lanuf Airport
Ra's Lanuf Airport
Location of Ra's Lanuf Airport, Libya

Ra's Lanuf Airport is an airport in the Sirte District of Libya, located approximately 227 km south-southwest of Benghazi. Its primary use is the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

World War II

During World War II the airfield, then known as Hamraiet Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 3–19 January 1943 before moving forward with the British Eighth Army. [2]

Further reading

  • Maurer, Maurer. .Air Force Combat Units of World War II Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. 521 p. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.


  1. ^ Google Maps - Ra's Lanuf
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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