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Ombrone Airfield

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Ombrone Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Italy, located approximately 5 km south-west of Grosseto, and about 150 km northwest of Rome. It was a temporary airfield built by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The airfield was used by tactical aircraft of the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force. Known units assigned were:
47th Bombardment Group, 27 June-11 July 1944, A-20 Havoc
57th Fighter Group, P-47 Thunderbolt
When the Americans pulled out, the airfield was dismantled and abandoned. Today, the airfield is now reclaimed by agriculture, with little or no evidence of its existence.

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People

  • Anthony Biancardi

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Communications Chief | 47th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Bitzko

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 47th Bomb Group

  • Viviano Bonitatibus

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | 47th Bomb Group

  • Robert Coale

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 97BS, 47BG, 12AF USAAF. 60+ x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, NSDM, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars), AF Longevity Service Award.

  • Gaston Coblentz

    Military | Major | Pilot | 47th Bomb Group
    Gaston Coblentz was a successful and well respected investment banker and writer after the war. ...

  • John Coma

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Mechanic | 47th Bomb Group

  • Perry Doty

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aircraft Armorer | 47th Bomb Group
    Became an officer after the war. Served on active duty again 1951-56 as a 1st Lieutenant in the US and Labrador.

  • James Epperson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group

  • Donald Falkingham

    Military | Captain | Pilot - Squadron Ops Officer - Group Asst. Air Inspector | 47th Bomb Group

  • Reginald Fellows

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aircraft Mechanic | 47th Bomb Group
    Listed at 5'2" 130 lbs on his draft registration card. That would explain the "Shorty" nickname.

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Date Contributor Update
06 January 2021 23:44:26 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, closure date and history
Sources

https://geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?pagename=Ombrone_Airfield&para...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ombrone_Airfield

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