Bari Palese Airport

Palese Macchie, Aeroporto di Bari-Palese "Karol Wojtyla"

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

Aeroporto di Bari-Palese: Carte di avvicinamento

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CoordinatesN410816 E0164528 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLIBD
Map with location of Bari Palese Airport airfield, Italy

In the 1940s

The maps show the old installations, which are out of operation today. The new facilities were built later east of it.

Range approach chart Bari Palese Airport, Italy 1945
Range approach (July 1945) - The map was initially classified as "Confidential" and was then downgraded to "Restricted". (Source: US DoD)
Aerodrome chart Bari Palese Airport, Italy 1945
Aerodrome (May 1945) - There are two runways - 125/305: length 1661 m, width 46 m (5450 feet x 150 feet) gravel, 125/305: length 1524 m, width 46 m (5000 feet x 150 feet) turf and gravel. (Source: US DoD)

In the 1950s

NDB approach chart Bari Palese Airport, Italy 1953 (Carte di avvicinamento)
NDB approach (October 1953) - Carte di avvicinamento (Source: US DoD)
Map of Bari Palese Airport, Italy 1953 (Carta aerodromo)
Airport map (October 1953) - Carta aerodromo - The runway lengths are given in feet. The paved runway 12/30 is 1,680 m (5,512 feet) long, the grass runway 18/36 is 762 m (2,500 feet) long. Near the threshold 12 is a writing "Bari", the control tower stands in the west of the field and in the southeast corner is the non-directional radio beacon (R Bn). (Source: US DoD)

In the 1960s

NDB approach chart runway 12 Bari Palese Airport, Italy 1960
NDB approach runway 12 (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
Bari Airfield on a Satellite image 1961
Satellite image from 12 September 1961 - The image was taken from a US reconnaissance satellite and was previously subject to strict secrecy. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Radio beacons / Radiofaro:

  • Bari NDB KU

Air traffic control / Communications / Controllo del traffico aereo:

  • Bari Approach Control, Bari Tower


  • Acquaviva delle Fonti, Alberotanza, Bari, Bitetto, Bitonto, Capurso, Casamassima, Ceglie del Campo, Conversano, Giovinazzo, Grumo Appula, Mariotto, Modugno, Mola di Bari, Molfetta, Montrone (Adelfia), Noicattaro, Palese, Palo del Colle, Palombaio, Rutigliano, Sannicandro di Bari, Sovereto, Spirito, Terlizzi, Toritto, Triggiano, Turi, Valenzano

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)


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