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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 4 (November 8, 1944 -- The airfield near Achmer, Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 40 (JG7 - January 20, 1945 -- Augsburg, Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 36 (February 15, 1945 -- Amberg, Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 16 ( JV44 - April 2, 1945 -- Hauptmann Walter Krupinski
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 22 (JV44 - April 26, 1945 -- .."I got him, I got him!)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 41 (JG7 - October 12, 1944 -- location somewhere in Holland)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 10 (December 30, 1944 -- Normandie Niemen, Gumbingen area)
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BoS Season 2 - Episode 13 (What if..............)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 29 (March 6, 1944 -- Berlin, Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 20 (JV44 - April 24, 1945 -- "Like a Bat out of Hell...")
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 12 (January 14, 1945 -- Normandie Niemen, Gumbingen area)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 27 (October 9, 1943 -- Dodecanese Islands)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 5 (May 28, 1944 -- Magdeburg area)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 31 (June 8, 1944 -- Central France)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 3 (March 1, 1943 -- Medenine, Tunisia)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 42 (JG7 - October 28, 1944 -- location somewhere in Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 34 (April 17, 1945 -- Karlsbad,Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 37 (JG7 - March, 1945 -- location, somewhere in Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 19 (JV44 - April 16, 1945 -- P-38
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 21 (JV44 - April 25, 1945 -- Taking on the P-47 Escorts)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 17 (JV44 - April 4, 1945 -- Uffz. Eduard Schallmoser first encounter)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 33 (November 27, 1944 -- Hanover, Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 39 (March 13, 1945 -- location, somewhere in Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 24 (JV44 - April 29, 1945 -- The Last Battle)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 1 (February 2, 1943 -- Patrolling over St. Omer)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 45 (JG7 -- March 24, 1945 -- vicinity of Berlin, Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 23 (JV44 - April 27, 1945 -- Verbandsfuhrer Bar)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 26 (JG7 - February 22, 1945 -- Countering Operation Clarion)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 2 (January 11, 1944 -- The One Man Air Force)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 43 (JG7 - October 28, 1944 -- location somewhere in Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 44 (JG7 -- December 2, 1944 -- location somewhere in Germany)
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BoS Season 2 -- Episode 6 (May 27, 1944 -- Karelian Isthmus area)
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Thelepte Airfield
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Living conditions at Thelepte Airfield during the North African Campaign, 1943. Aircraft in background is USAAF Twelfth Air Force 31st Fighter Group, Spitfire Mk VB, 308th Fighter Squadron
Coordinates 35°00′14.90″N 008°35′37.21″E / 35.0041389°N 8.5936694°E / 35.0041389; 8.5936694
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Site history
Built 1943
Thelepte Airfield is located in Tunisia
Thelepte Airfield
Thelepte Airfield
Location of Thelepte Airfield, Tunisia

Thelepte Airfield is an airfield in Tunisia, located about 20 km southwest of Kasserine. It currently is active and in use.

It was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force in 1943 during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. The first American units arrived in late December and the P-40s of the 33d Fighter Group arrived on 7 January from Telergma Airfield, Algeria.

Thelepte was used by the following units during the Battle of Tunisia:

On 18 February, the 31st and 81st Fighter Groups had to withdraw from the airfield after the Afrika Korps came within a few miles of the airfield. However American counter-attacks drove the Germans east and the airfield was re-manned on 1 March, later hosting A-20 Havocs until mid April when the combat was focused around Tunis and the units moved east to be closer to enemy targets, ending American use of the airfield.

Today, a single east-west runway (10/23) is active and well maintained. No structures are visible on aerial photography, however the area is fenced with restricted entry. A portion of a wartime NE/SW runway still exists. It is unclear what the present use (military/civilian) is.

References[edit]

 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.

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