Ramitelli

Airfield
media-24782.jpeg UPL 24782 Ramitelli Airfield, Italy
Home of the 332nd Fighter Group

Object Number - UPL 24782 - Ramitelli Airfield, Italy Home of the 332nd Fighter Group

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Detailed History

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.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 302nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809236
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
Fred Brewer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 100th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34462478 / O-824827
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 100th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-824828
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot / Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 100th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-824830
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 100th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12124614 / O-798945
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

An F-6 Mustang of the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group in flight. Handwritten on reverse: 'P-51C, 15th TRS, 10th PRG. "Not For Publication. Tom Ivie.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 332nd Fighter Group 302nd Fighter Squadron
Travelin' Lite
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Travelling Lite
  • Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron 332nd Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Bunnie
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 100th Fighter Squadron

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