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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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