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Foggia

Military site : airfield

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Foggia Airfield[edit]
Now Foggia-Gino Lisa Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Foggia) (IATA: FOG, ICAO: LIBF)
Located approximately 3km southwest of Foggia. 41°26′15″N 015°32′15″E
Captured Regia Aeronautica airfield used by Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Force as both operational airfield and as major command and control headquarters. Elevation 243', runway direction NNW ~ SSE, 400 x 6,000" sod & earth, 41 hardstands on compacted gravel. Open dispersal on east taxiway. Inactivated February 1946 and turned over to Allied Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force (Aviazione Cobelligerante Italiana, or ACI). Today commercial airport.[13]
306th Fighter Wing, 27 January – 23 February 1944
5th Bombardment Wing, December 1943 – 2 November 1945
57th Bombardment Wing, 29 October 1943 – 4 January 1944
2d Bombardment Group, B-17 Flying Fortress, 19 November 1945 – 28 February 1946
12th Bombardment Group, (B-25 Mitchell), 2 November 1943 – January 1944
57th Fighter Group, (P-47 Thunderbolt), 30 September – 27 October 1943
79th Fighter Group, (P-47 Thunderbolt), 9 October – 19 November 1943
325th Fighter Group, (P-47 Thunderbolt), 11 December 1943 – 29 March 1944
340th Bombardment Group, (B-25 Mitchell), 19 November 1943 – 2 January 1944
236 Wing RAF (40[14] and 104[15] Squadrons) (Wellington X, Liberator), Dec 1943 - Oct 1945

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Service

Units

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

People

  • George Bacher

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aircraft Mechanic | 340th Bomb Group

  • Robert Bachrach

    Military | Major | Pilot/Group Operations Officer/Group Tactical Inspector | 340th Bomb Group

  • Wilbur Bagby

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

  • Harold Bridges

    Military | Captain | Squadron Armament and Chemical Officer | 340th Bomb Group

  • Oliver Burkholder

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Aircraft Crew Chief | 340th Bomb Group

  • Carroll Crane

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Richard Evans

    Military | Colonel | Pilot, instructor | 99th Bomb Group
    Richard Ernest Evans grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He started his flying career graduating from the Primary Flying School, Love Field, March 21, 1940, Class of 40-E. He continued his flight training, transferred to Flight #8 Advanced Training...

  • Andrzej Fejdasz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aircraft Crew Chief | 340th Bomb Group

  • Minot Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Combat Photographer | 340th Bomb Group

  • William Kincaid

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Turret Gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Born in Huntington WV, although once he was out of Huntington he expressed a desire to not return. ...

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Date Contributor Update
22 March 2021 02:42:18 466thHistorian Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

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

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