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Marcianise Airfield

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Detailed history

Marcianise Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in southeast Italy, which is located approximately 10 km north-northwest of Marcianise in the province of Caserta, Campania; about 32 km north-northwest of Naples. Built in 1943 by United States Army Engineers, the airfield was a large facility capable of handling heavy bombers built for Fifteenth Air Force, which stationed B-17s at the field after the war, prior to their return to the United States. However its primary use was by Air Technical Service Command and by Twelfth Air Force tactical fighter bomber units during the Italian Campaign.
Major units stationed at Marcianise were:
86th Bombardment Group, 30 April-12 June 1944, A-36 Apache (12th AF)
97th Bombardment Group, 1–29 October 1945, B-17 Flying Fortress, (15th AF)
99th Bombardment Group, 27 October–8 November 1945, B-17 Flying Fortress, (15th AF)
Closed by the Americans on 23 October 1945, today, the location of the airfield is an Italian military base, its precise use is undetermined. The remains of the main runway can be seen on the base in aerial photography

English Heritage's record description

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Service

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2020 04:52:34 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

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

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