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Foggia Airfield Complex

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Apulia, Italy

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Foggia Airfield Complex Timeline

31 May 1943 US 15th Air Force bombed Foggia airfield in Italy, destroying a number of German and Italian planes on the ground.
15 Jul 1943 Before dawn, Allied Northwest African Strategic Air Force Wellington bombers attacked airfields and docks at Naples, Italy. During the day, Villa San Giovanni and Foggia were attacked by Allied aircraft.
25 Aug 1943 The Foggia airfield in Italy was attacked by Allied fighters and bombers.
27 Sep 1943 British 78th Infantry Division captured the major airfield complex near Foggia, Italy.

Photographs

Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield, part of the Foggia group, Italy.Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.
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Maps

Map of the Foggia Aerodrome complex showing the USAAF 15th Air Force units assigned to each airstrip




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WW2-Era Place Name Apulia, Italy
Lat/Long 41.4320, 15.5355
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Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield, part of the Foggia group, Italy.Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.
See all 9 photographs of Foggia Airfield Complex


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