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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.

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Units

  • 86th Fighter Group

    86th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group was constituted as 86th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13-Jan 1942, and activated on 10 Feb 1942. It was redesignated 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943, and 86th Fighter Group in May 1944. ...

  • 86th Fighter Group

    86th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group was constituted as 86th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13-Jan 1942, and activated on 10 Feb 1942. It was redesignated 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943, and 86th Fighter Group in May 1944. ...

  • 415th Night Fighter Squadron

People

  • Harry Barr

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot/Squadron Operations Officer/Assistant Group Ops Officer | 31st Fighter Group
    Born in El Dorado, Kansas June 13, 1919. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt and awarded pilots wings on July 11, 1941. First active duty assignment was with the 31st Fighter Group, Selfridge Field Michigan flying P-39's. Participated in the Louisiana...

  • Terrence Edmonds

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 47th Bomb Group

  • Bruce Fulton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group
    His twin brother Ralph Wrigley Fulton was a fighter pilot with the 81st Fighter Group. He was KIA in March 1943

  • Lamert Guyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group

  • William Leep

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group

  • Herschel Mattes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today Army 1st Lt. Herschel H. Mattes, 22, of Pittsburgh, was accounted for July 29, 2019. ...

  • Sibley Reid

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group

  • James Smedley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2020 04:45:38 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomigliano_Airfield

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