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Navarin Airfield is a World War II military airfield in Algeria, located approximately 10 km from El Eulma in Sétif Province. It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign for heavy B-17 Flying Fortress bombers against the German Afrika Korps. B-17s known as the 'Diamondbacks' would fly from here to Rome in Operation Husky in July 1943. Known units assigned were:

Navarin Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
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346th Bombardment Squadron/99th Bombardment Group B-17F 42-29513 "El Diablo" on a combat mission.
Coordinates36°07′11.63″N 005°49′29.37″E / 36.1198972°N 5.8248250°E / 36.1198972; 5.8248250
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1942
In use1942-1943
Navarin Airfield is located in Algeria
Navarin Airfield
Navarin Airfield
Location of Navarin Airfield, Algeria

When the Americans moved east into Tunisia, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Traces of its runway may be visible on satellite imagery, however a lack of detailed aerial photography of the area limits determining a precise location and current condition of the airfield.

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  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.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
  • USAFHRA search for Navarin Airfield

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