Grosseto Air Base
|Grosseto Air Base
Aeroporto di Grosseto
|Airport type||Military / Public|
|Operator||Aeronautica Militare / Società di Esercizio dell'Aeroporto della Maremma S.p.A. (SEAM)|
|Elevation AMSL||15 ft / 5 m|
Although it is classified as a "joint use" facility, Grosseto Air Base is primarily an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Base, home of the 4th Stormo, equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon. However, the facility is used as a commercial airport by civilian charter flights and private aircraft.
During World War II the airfield, known as Grosetta Main, was used by the United States Army Air Forces' Twelfth Air Force. The 86th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 17 September and 6 November 1944. Later, the 57th Fighter Group, used the airfield from 24 September 1944 to 29 April 1945, and later between 7 May and 15 July 1945, also flying combat operations with P-47s.
The airport resides at an elevation of 15 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 03L/21R measuring 2,994 by 45 metres (9,823 ft × 148 ft) and 03R/21L measuring 2,356 by 24 metres (7,730 ft × 79 ft).
- Airport information for LIRS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for GRS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
- 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.
- Official site (English)
- Current weather for LIRS at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for GRS at Aviation Safety Network