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Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport

Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport
ICAO: LFKG
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Ghisonaccia, France
Elevation AMSL 177 ft / 54 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 800 2,625 Paved
Sources: French AIP[1]
Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport is located in France
Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport
Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport
Location of Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport, France

Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport (ICAO: LFKG) is an airport in France, located 2 km (1.2 mi) north of Ghisonaccia in the Haute-Corse department, approximately 335 km (208 mi) southeast of Corte on Corsica.

The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service.

World War II

During World War II, Ghisonaccia Airfield was a military airfield used by the United States Army Air Forces. It was an all-weather temporary field built in late 1943 by the XII Engineer Command using Marsden Matting for runways and parking areas, as well as for dispersal sites. In addition, tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities; an access road was built to the existing road infrastructure; a dump for supplies, ammunition, and gasoline drums, along with a drinkable water and minimal electrical grid for communications and station lighting. It was turned over to the Twelfth Air Force for operational combat use. Known units assigned to the airfield were:

After the war ended, the airfield was turned over to local authorities. Today the military airfield has been developed into a small, regional airport used by small aircraft.

References

  1. ^ Ghisonaccia AlzitoneLFKG –  (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective .
  • 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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