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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.
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
- ^ Algerian AIP and Chart
- ^ This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- ^ 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