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Marcianise Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in southeast Italymarker, which is located approximately 10km north-northwest of Marcianisemarker in the province of Caserta, Campania; about 32km north-northwest of Naplesmarker. 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:

Closed by the Americans on 23 Oct 1945, today, the location of the airfield is an Italian military base, it's precise use is undetermined. The remains of the main runway can be seen on the base in aerial photography.

References

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975


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