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Ramitelli air field was a temporary airfield southeast of Campomarino in the north of Apulia, Italy.
The airfield was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in early 1944, as 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 a single runway and made use of farmhouses around the airfield as operations buildings. It became the home base for the Fifteenth Air Foces 332nd Fighter Group, the 'Tuskegee Airmen'. They used the airfield until the end of the war, and served with distinction in their red tailed P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs. After 15 May 1945 the airfield was used by 523rd Air Service Group and 949 Air Engineering Squadron. It closed in Oct 1945, after which it was dismantled.

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  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...


  • Lee Archer

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  • Roscoe Brown

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot/Squadron Commander | 332nd Fighter Group
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  • Lawrence Dickson

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 332nd Fighter Group
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    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot - Group Operations Officer | 332nd Fighter Group

  • Lloyd Hathcock

    Military | Major | Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group
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  • Erwin Lawrence

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group

  • Clarence Lester

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group

  • Wendell Pruitt

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group
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  • Louis Purnell

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group

  • Lee Rayford

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 00:58:20 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history