Pomigliano

Airfield

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Pomigliano Airfield (40°55'40"N / 14°23'20"E) was a military airfield and base established in 1938–39 in Pomigliano d'Arco, southern Italy near Naples. It was attacked on several occasions by the United States Army Air Force. The airfield was later used by the USAAF Twelfth Air Force during the Italian campaign.
Major USAAF units stationed at the airfield were:
HQ, XXII Tactical Air Command, August-4 October 1945
HQ, 57th Bombardment Wing, 23 August-12 September 1945
HQ, 62d Fighter Wing, August-12 September 1945
310th Bombardment Group, 15 August–12 September 1945, B-25 Mitchell
321st Bombardment Group, September 1945, B-25 Mitchell
27th Fighter Bomber Group, 19 January 1944 – 10 April 1944
31st Fighter Group, 14 October 1943 – 14 October 1943, Spitfire
79th Fighter Group, 1 May–June 1944
86th Fighter-Bomber Group, 19 November 1943 – 30 April 1944, A-36 Apache
3d Reconnaissance Group, 4 January-16 June 1944 (various photo-recon aircraft)
60th Troop Carrier Group, 8 October 1944 – 23 May 1945, C-47 Skytrain
After the war the airfield was used for aviation development, and in the late 1960s the new Alfasud automobile factory was built on the site, which obliterated all traces of the airfield.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 31st Fighter Group 350th Fighter Group 309th Fighter Squadron 345th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-421583
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot/Squadron Operations Officer/Assistant Group Ops Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 85th Bomb Squadron 86th Fighter Group 527th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-187509
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 86th Fighter Group 527th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-707595
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 86th Fighter Group 525th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-662923
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 86th Fighter Group 526th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802046
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 376th Bomb Group 515th Bomb Squadron

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Date27 Dec 2020 04:45:38
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