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Pontedera, Italy

Military site : airfield

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  • 27th Fighter Group

    27th Fighter Group

    The 27th went through two different incarnations during the Second World War. As the 27th Bombardment Group it fought in the Philippines and Java in 1941-42. It was then reformed in the US and sent to North Africa, where it eventually became the 27th...


  • Jack Herron

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Radar Observer
    de Havilland DH98 Mosquito MK 30 MT482, belonging to the 416th Night Fighter Squadron, posted missing in action on 22 April 1945 in North Italy. 2nd Lt. Wesley E. Kangas, pilot, and his radar observer, 2nd Lt Jack C. Herron, took off from Pontedera Air...

  • Wesley Kangas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Posted Missing in action in North Italy. 2nd Lt Wesley E Kangas, pilot, and his radar observer, 2nd Lt Jack C Herron, took off from Pontedera Air Base, Italy at 11:10 hours 22 April 1945 for an armed recce of the Po Valley covering the Parma, Piacenza...


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09 July 2020 15:43:30 RobertM Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and construction date