Grosetto

Airfield
Ground personnel of the 51st Fighter Group, 10th Air Force work on a P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-29264). Handwritten caption on reverse: '51 FG, 316 FS, [illegible].'

Object Number - FRE 9551 - Ground personnel of the 57th Fighter Group, 66th Fighter Squadron, 12th Air Force work on a P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-29264). Handwritten...

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Detailed History

During World War II the airfield, known as Grosetta Main, was used by the United States Army Air Forces' Twelfth Air Force. The 86th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 17 September and 6 November 1944. Later, the 57th Fighter Group, used the airfield from 24 September 1944 to 29 April 1945, and later between 7 May and 15 July 1945, also flying combat operations with P-47s

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner/Armament Inspector/Armament Cheif
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-34490
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13037350
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Communications Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-766184
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 84th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-765919
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Nicknames: Miss Burma
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 85th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Anne
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 64th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Belle
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 65th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 64th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 66th Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date12 Jan 2021 05:35:37
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Date13 Dec 2016 23:56:26
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