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USAF Hellenikon

Last modified: 20 Feb 2019

Country: Greece   


Latitude: 37° 52' 54" N     Longitude: 23° 44' 8" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


3752'54"N 2344'9"E Former USAF Hellenikon airbase was reconstructed after WW2 and in 1948 reopened.
United States Air Forces in Europe 7206th Air Base Squadron (later Group) was assigned to the airport in 1954. Commercial airline service returned in 1956 with the airport being turned over to Greek civil aviation authorities.
The airport was renamed Athenai International Airport, and the USAF used a part for military and States diplomatic air traffic.
USAF part of the base renamed Hellenikon airbase in 1975
- USAF 7206th Airbase Group primary USAF host unit
- USAF 6916th Security Squadron (electronic aerial surveillance)
- US Army 16th EOD
Base closed at the end of the Cold War in 1993

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