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Cervia Air Force Base

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IATA: noneICAO: LIPC
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Italy
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 44°13′27.03″N 012°18′25.935″E / 44.224175°N 12.30720417°E / 44.224175; 12.30720417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,000 3050 Asphalt
Cervia AFB is located in Italy
Cervia AFB
Location of Cervia Air Force Base, Italy

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

It is the home base of the 5th Stormo Caccia Intercettori, which flies a licence-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

World War II

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.

References

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.
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