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Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport
Base école Général Lejay
Airport type Military
Operator Ministry of Defence
Location Le Luc, France
Elevation AMSL 265 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 43°23′05″N 006°23′13″E / 43.38472°N 6.38694°E / 43.38472; 6.38694 (Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport)Coordinates: 43°23′05″N 006°23′13″E / 43.38472°N 6.38694°E / 43.38472; 6.38694 (Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,399 4,590 Paved
09/27 800 2,625 Paved
Source: French AIP[1]
Le Luc-Le Cannet Airport is located in France
Le Luc-Le Cannet Airport
Location of Le Luc-Le Cannet Airport, France

Le Luc-Le Cannet Airport (ICAO: LFMC). located approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) east[1] of Le Luc, in the Var département, in Southern France.

This airport is used only for military aviation, with no commercial airline service aera.

It is also part of Base école Général Lejay, a French Army (Armée de Terre), a training facility for combat helicopters and various ground equipment.

World War II

Le Luc airport was built prior to World War II and was sized by Allied Forces during Operation Dragoon, the Invasion of Southern France in August 1944. After minimal repairs by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force XII Engineer Command, it was turned over for operations use by XII Fighter Command on 22 August. It was not given an Advanced Landing Ground designation. Known units assigned to the airfield were:

With the combat units moving quickly up into Eastern France, the airport was returned to French civil control on 13 September.[2]


  1. ^ a b LFMC – LE LUC LE CANNET (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 14 Jan 2010.
  2. ^ 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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