Decimomannu Air Base

Decimomannu Air Base
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IATA: DCIICAO: LIED
Decimomannu is located in Italy
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Decimomannu
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Decimomannu, Sardinia, Italy
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 39°21′15″N 008°58′20″E / 39.35417°N 8.97222°E / 39.35417; 8.97222
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17L/35R 2,990 9,810 Asphalt
17R/35L 2,611 8,565 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Decimomannu Air Base (IATA: DCIICAO: LIED) is an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) air force base located approximately 5 km (2.7 NM) north of Decimomannu a comune in the Province of Cagliari on the island of Sardinia in Italy.

The base is a front-line NATO training facility primarily used since 1979 for Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) of various NATO air force fighter aircraft.

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History

During World War II Decimomannu Airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 319th Bombardment Group, which flew B-26 Marauder medium bombers from the field between 1 November 1943 and 21 September 1944.[3][4][5]

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 17L/35R measuring 2,990 by 45 metres (9,810 × 148 ft) and 17R/35L measuring 2,611 by 23 metres (8,566 × 75 ft).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LIED from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for DCI at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  5. ^ Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5

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