Decimomannu Air Base

Decimomannu Air Base
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Decimomannu is located in Italy
Location of airport in Italy
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
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.



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]


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]


  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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