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Souk-el-Arba Airfield

Summary
The Souk-el-Arba Airfields are a pair of World War II military airfields in Tunisia, located near what was at the time the village of Souk-el-Arba but since 1966 has been known as Jendouba. The location is approximately 130 km west-southwest of Tunis. Souk-el-Arba I The original airfield, which pre-dates Operation Torch, was located immediately to the south-east of the town and was captured by paratroops of the British 1st Parachute Brigade on 16 November 1942. Within days, Souk-el-Arba I was used by the Royal Air Force, an example being No.255 Squadron. Souk-el-Arba II The second airfield was constructed later by US military engineers, located about 4 km to the South-West of the town and used primarily by American bombers. Souk-el-Arba II was a temporary airfield constructed by Army Engineers using compacted earth for its runway, parking and dispersal areas, not designed for heavy aircraft or for long-term use. Also known as Engle F
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