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Military site : airfield

Detailed history

The airfield at Piryatin was one of three selected by U.S. and Soviet authorities to be utilized for shuttle bombing operations. The airfield was upgraded to accommodate heavy bombers during April and May 1945. The base was closed to American operations and evacuated of American personnel in late-September/early October 1944.

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Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 17:52:11 Sam_Martin Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, construction date, closure date and history

Sam_Martin, Reference Specialist, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
RG 334, National Archives, College Park, MD.