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Grosseto Airport

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Grosseto Air Base

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Italian Eurofighter Typhoon
IATA: GRSICAO: LIRS
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Location Italy
Coordinates 42°45′50.66″N 011°04′23.39″E / 42.7640722°N 11.0731639°E / 42.7640722; 11.0731639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03L/21R 9843 3000 Asphalt
03R/21R 4521 1370 Asphalt
Grosseto Airport is located in Italy
Grosseto Airport
Location of Grosseto Airport, Italy

Grosseto Airport (IATA: GRSICAO: LIRS) is an airport in central Italy, located approximatley 5km west of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany.

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.

World War II

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force. The 86th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 17 Sep and 6 Nov 1944. Later, the 57th Fighter Group, used the airfield from 24 Sep 1944 to 29 Apr 1945, and later between 7 May and 15 Jul 1945, flying combat operations with P-40 Warhawks.

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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