Mohamed Khider Airport or Biskra Ouakda Airport (IATA: BSK, ICAO: DAUB) is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Oumache; about 200 km south-southwest of Constantine.
Mohamed Khider Airport
|Elevation AMSL||88 m / 289 ft|
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.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Air Algérie||Algiers, Lyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly|
- Algerian AIP and Chart
- "DAUB @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Air Algerie, official website