Cervia Air Force Base

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Cervia Air Force Base
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Cervia AFB is located in Italy
Cervia AFB
Cervia AFB
Location of airport in Italy
Airport type Military
Location Cervia, Italy
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
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Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,050 10,007 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]

Cervia Air Force Base (ICAO: LIPC) is an air base of the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare). It is located in northern Italy, approximately 6 km (3.2 NM) southwest of Cervia, in the province of Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna).

It is the home base of the 5th Stormo Caccia Intercettori, which flies a license-built version of the Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon. It is also a NATO air base, which hosts deployed aircraft from the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and other NATO air forces on a routine basis.


During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 79th Fighter Group, flying combat operations with P-47 Thunderbolts. The 79th used the airfield from 20 March until July 1945.[2][3] The airfield was also used by the RAF's 112 Squadron late in World War II, from February 1945 to May 1945.[4] The 15 Squadron SAAF also used this air field from December 1944 until May 1945.[5]


The airport resides at an elevation of 5 m above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,050 by 45 metres (10,007 ft × 148 ft).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Airport information for LIPC from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2.  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  3. Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  4. Rawlings, John D.R. Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. Abingdon: Purnell Book Services Ltd., 1976. no ISBN.
  5. Rickard, J (2 November 2009), No. 15 Squadron (SAAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/SAAF/15_wwII.html

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