Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base

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Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
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Part of Tunisian Air Force
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is located in Tunisia
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Location of Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base, Tunisia
Coordinates37°14′36.30″N 009°47′11.03″E / 37.2434167°N 9.7863972°E / 37.2434167; 9.7863972
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byTunisian Air Force
Site history
Built1943

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base (ICAO: DTTB) is a Tunisian Air Force base located approximately 7 km west of Menzel Abderhaman, and 9 km west-southwest of Bizerte.

Units stationed at the base are:

  • No. 11 Squadron
Jet trainer squadron, Aermacchi MB-326
  • No. 15 Squadron
Fighter squadron, Northrop F-5 Tiger/TigerII

World War II[edit]

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. It was known as Bizerte Airfield. Several Allied units used the base in 1943. It was a heavy bomber airfield used by B-17 Flying Fortress strategic bombers of the 2d Bombardment Group, between 2 and 9 December 1943. There was a major air depot co-located at Sidi Ahmen.

Post-World War II[edit]

AFRICOM secretly operates a drone base at Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa". The Washington Post. 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia". The National Interest. 18 September 2018.

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.