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Ra's Lanuf Airport
IATA: none – ICAO: HLNF
Summary
Airport type Civil
Operator Government
Serves Ra's Lanuf
Location Libya
Elevation AMSL 42 ft / 13 m
Coordinates 30°30′00.05″N 018°31′37.78″E / 30.5000139°N 18.5271611°E / 30.5000139; 18.5271611Coordinates: 30°30′00.05″N 018°31′37.78″E / 30.5000139°N 18.5271611°E / 30.5000139; 18.5271611
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,519 4,985 Composite
18/36 1,919 6,295 Asphalt

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Ra's Lanuf Airport is an airport in the Sirte District of Libya, located approximately 227 km south-southwest of Benghazi. Its primary use is the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

World War II[]

During World War II the airfield, then known as Hamraiet Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 3–19 January 1943 before moving forward with the British Eighth Army. [1]

References[]

  1.  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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