TAR3K posted a video:
A video about wheelus air base was located about seven miles due east of Tripoli, the capital of Libya, Wheelus Air Base was originally built by the Italian Air Force as Mellaha AB in 1923. Captured by the British 8th Army in January 1943 during its battles with Erwin Rommel’s Wehrmacht Afrika Korps, Mellaha was then used by the US Army Air Force (USAAF) as a base for B-17 and B-24 bomb missions to Italy and southern Germany.
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