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Biskra Ouakda Airport
IATA: BSK – ICAO: DAUB&page=1 BSK Location of airport in Algeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Alger
Serves Biskra
Location Oumache, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
Coordinates &params=34_48_06_N_005_44_30_E_region:DZ_type:airport 34°48′06″N 005°44′30″E / 34.80167°N 5.74167°E / 34.80167; 5.74167Coordinates: Click the blue globe to open an interactive map.  &params=34_48_06_N_005_44_30_E_region:DZ_type:airport 34°48′06″N 005°44′30″E / 34.80167°N 5.74167°E / 34.80167; 5.74167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,900 9,514 Asphalt
Source: Algerian AIP[1]

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.

ContentsEdit

[hide] *1 History

 HistoryEdit

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.[2][3]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Airlines Destinations
Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Algérie Algiers, Lyon, Paris-Orly [4]

 ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Algerian AIP and Chart
  2. ^ This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  3. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  4. ^ Air Algerie, official website

External linksEdit

 

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