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Gioia del Colle Air Base

Gioia del Colle Air Base
Italian Eurofighter Typhoon
ICAO: LIBV
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Gioia del Colle, Italy
Coordinates
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Gioia del Colle AB is located in Italy
Gioia del Colle AB
Gioia del Colle AB
Location of Gioia del Colle Air Base, Italy
Source:World Aero Data[1]

Gioia del Colle Air Base (ICAO: LIBV) is an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) base located in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy, located approximately 4 km south-southeast of Gioia del Colle.

World War II

During World War II the air base was captured by the British Eighth Army in October 1943 and used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force and Fifteenth Air Forces. It was known as Gioia del Colle Airfield by the Americans. Known combat units operating from the airfield were:

The airfield was also used by troop carrier units working with British paratroopers (8th Troop Carrier Squadron) and also by Air Technical Service Command as a maintenance and supply depot. (41st/38th Air Depot). It was turned over to the Allied Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force (Aviazione Cobelligerante Italiana, or ACI) in September 1945.

Present

The base is an Italian military facility, presently home of the 36th Stormo, flying the Eurofighter Typhoon.

If necessary, the base can host personnel and aircraft of both the Italian Air Force, as well as other nations in NATO.

As part of the Coalition intervention in Libya, caused by the 2011 Libyan civil war and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, it has become the forward operating base for units of the Royal Air Force, operating both Panavia Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon.[2]

References

 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.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History.  
  • USAFHRA document search Gioia del Colle Airfield

Notes

  1. ^ http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?id=AG70333&sch=LIBV
  2. ^ "Libya: RAF 'comfortable' with outcome of airstrikes". BBC News. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

External links

  • Airport information for LIBV at Great Circle Mapper.
  • Airport information for LIBV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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