Al Ismailiyah Air Base
|Al Ismailiyah Air Base|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Elevation AMSL||39 ft / 12 m|
Al Ismailiyah Air Base is an Egyptian Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية المصرية, Al-Qūwāt al-Gawwīyä al-Miṣrīyä) base, located approximately 4 km west-northwest of Ismailia; (Al Isma`iliyah); 116 km northeast of Cairo.
World War II
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During World War II the airfield, then known as RAF Ismailia or Ismailia Airfield was used as a military airfield by the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. Ismailia was a pre-World War II station, originally opened about 1916.
USAAF Ninth Air Force units which used the airfield were:
- 436th Troop Carrier Group, 13 August-18 October 1942. C-47 Skytrain
- 434th Bombardment Group, 14 August-29 September 1942, B-25 Mitchell
Today, the airfield is an active Egyptian Air Force Base. It's World War II configuration is still evident in aerial photography.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
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