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Castelluccio Airfield

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Detailed history

Castelluccio Airfield was a semi-permanent airfield located approximately 15km south of Foggia, Apulia, Italy
The airfield was built in early 1944 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers with one PSP runway. It was part of the Foggia Airfield Complex, a series of World War II military airfields located within a 25 mile (40 km) radius of Foggia. It had extensive taxiways and hardstand parking areas and a steel control tower.
Castelluccio opened on 15 March 1944 and became home to the 451st Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the US 15th Air Force, flying B-24 Liberators. The 451th BG (Heavy) engaged in very long range strategic bombing missions to enemy military, industrial and transportation targets in Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Greece. The unit received three Distinguished Unit Citations, flew interdiction missions, participated in the invasion of Southern France and transported supplies to troops in Italy. They also supported the final advances in Northern Italy in April 1945.

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People

  • Robert Bissell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gordon Butts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Isenhower

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herbert Massa

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alexander Muszynski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Parsons

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Price

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Ryon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Everett Sanborn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Andrew Tittle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Date Contributor Update
05 November 2016 02:01:15 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

http://www.forgottenairfields.com/italy/apulia/foggia/castelluccio-s562....

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