Stornara

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Stornara
Comune
Comune di Stornara
Stornara is located in Italy
Stornara
Stornara
Location of Stornara in Italy
Coordinates: 41°17′N 15°46′E / 41.283°N 15.767°E / 41.283; 15.767Coordinates: 41°17′N 15°46′E / 41.283°N 15.767°E / 41.283; 15.767
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province Foggia (FG)
Area
 • Total 33.65 km2 (12.99 sq mi)
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (31 December 2003)[1]
 • Total 4,805
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stornaresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 71047
Dialing code 0885
ISTAT code 071054
Patron saint San Rocco
Saint day 16 August

Stornara is a town and comune in the province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

Stornara Airfield[edit]

Stornara Airfield was a semi-permanent heavy bomber airfield located approximately 14km (10mi) west of Cerignola in Apulia, Italy. Its single PSP runway with extensive taxiway and hardstand parking areas and steel control tower were built by the US Army Corps Of Enigineers in September 1943. The air field opened in January 1944. The only known unit to operate from the field was the 456th Bombardment Group, from January 1944 until July 1945. 456BG consisted of 744, 745, 746 and 747 Bomb Squadrons, flying B-24 Liberators. The airfield remained operational until the end of the war and the airfield closed in August 1945. It is used today as agricultural land.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)