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RAF Gambut

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RAF Gambut (or RAF Kambut) is a complex of six abandoned military airfields in Libya, located about north-northeast of the village of Kambut, and east-south-east of Tobruk. [1]

22 relations: Kambut, Libya, List of North African airfields during World War II, Luftwaffe, Ninth Air Force, Operation Compass, Regia Aeronautica, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Siege of Tobruk, South African Air Force, Tobruk, United States Army Air Forces, Western Desert Campaign, World War II, 12th Operations Group, 376th Expeditionary Operations Group, 434th Bombardment Squadron, 4th Infantry Brigade (New Zealand), 57th Operations Group, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, 93d Operations Group.

Kambut

Kambut, sometimes is known as Gambut, is a village in eastern Libya, some east of Tobruk.

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Libya

Libya (ليبيا), officially the State of Libya (دولة ليبيا), is a sovereign state in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

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List of North African airfields during World War II

This is a partial list of British Landing Grounds (LG) In North Africa, used during World War II.

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Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.

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Ninth Air Force

The Ninth Air Force (9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC).

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Operation Compass

Operation Compass was the first large Allied military operation of the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) during the Second World War.

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Regia Aeronautica

The Italian Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica Italiana) was the name of the air force of the Kingdom of Italy.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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Siege of Tobruk

The Siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) of the Second World War.

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South African Air Force

The South African Air Force (SAAF) is the air force of South Africa, with headquarters in Pretoria.

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Tobruk

Tobruk or Tubruq (Αντίπυργος) (طبرق Ṭubruq; also transliterated as Tóbruch, Tobruch, Tobruck and Tubruk) is a port city on Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border of Egypt.

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United States Army Air Forces

The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.

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Western Desert Campaign

The Western Desert Campaign (Desert War), took place in the deserts of Egypt and Libya and was the main theatre in the North African Campaign during the Second World War.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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12th Operations Group

The 12th Operations Group (12 OG) is the flying component of the 12th Flying Training Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command.

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376th Expeditionary Operations Group

The 376th Expeditionary Operations Group is a provisional United States Air Force Air Combat Command unit.

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434th Bombardment Squadron

The 434th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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4th Infantry Brigade (New Zealand)

The 4th Infantry Brigade was a formation of the New Zealand Military Forces, active in both the First and Second World Wars.

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57th Operations Group

The 57th Operations Group (57 OG) is a non-flying component of the 57th Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command.

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909th Air Refueling Squadron

The 909th Air Refueling Squadron is part of the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

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93d Operations Group

The 93d Operations Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Gambut

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