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Amiens-Glisy Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Amiens, France
Elevation AMSL 208 ft / 63 m
Coordinates 49°52′22″N 002°23′13″E / 49.87278°N 2.38694°E / 49.87278; 2.38694
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,260 4,134 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Amiens-Glisy Airport is located in France
Amiens-Glisy Airport
Location of Amiens-Glisy Airport, France

Amiens-Glisy Airport is an airport in France (IATA: QAMICAO: LFAY). located about 7km east-southeast of Amiens in the Somme department in Picardie.

The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service.

World War II

During World War II the airport was used by the German Luftwaffe during the occupation of France. It was attacked by the United States Army Air Force on several occasions in the spring of 1944. Later, it was liberated by the British Second Army in August 1944.

The airfield was then used by the Americans as a troop carrier and transport airfield flying C-47 Skytrain aircraft. It was known as Amiens/Glisy Airfield or Advanced Landing Ground B-48. Units that were assigned to the airfield were the 315th Troop Carrier Group (12AF) and 1st Troop Carrier Pathfinder Squadron (Provisional) (9th AF). It was also the headquarters of the Twelfth Air Force 52d Troop Carrier Wing. [3]


  1. ^ Airport information for LFAY from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for QAM at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ PD-icon.svg 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.
    • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975
    • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.


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