Cervia Air Force Base

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Cervia Air Force Base
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IATA: noneICAO: LIPC

Cervia AFB is located in Italy
Cervia AFB
Cervia AFB
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Cervia, Italy
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 44°13′27″N 012°18′26″E / 44.22417°N 12.30722°E / 44.22417; 12.30722
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,050 10,007 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]

Cervia Air Force Base (ICAO: LIPC) is an air base of the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare). It is located in northern Italy, approximately 6 km (3.2 NM) southwest of Cervia, in the province of Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna).

It is the home base of the 5th Stormo Caccia Intercettori, which flies a license-built version of the Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon. It is also a NATO air base, which hosts deployed aircraft from the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and other NATO air forces on a routine basis.

History[edit]

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 79th Fighter Group, flying combat operations with P-47 Thunderbolts. The 79th used the airfield from 20 March until July 1945.[2][3] The airfield was also used by the RAF's 112 Squadron late in World War II, from February 1945 to May 1945.[4] The 15 Squadron SAAF also used this air field from December 1944 until May 1945.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 5 m above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,050 by 45 metres (10,007 ft × 148 ft).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LIPC from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  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. ^ Rawlings, John D.R. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. Abingdon: Purnell Book Services Ltd., 1976. no ISBN.
  5. ^ Rickard, J (2 November 2009), No. 15 Squadron (SAAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/SAAF/15_wwII.html

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