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Castelvetrano Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 37°40′23.97″N 012°46′29.28″E / 37.673325°N 12.7748°E / 37.673325; 12.7748
Built 1944
In use 1944
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Castelvetrano Airfield is located in Italy
Castelvetrano Airfield
Location of Castelvetrano Airfield, Italy

Ombrene Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Sicily, which is located approximatey 1km southwest of Castelvetrano. The airfield was a former Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) base, which was seized by the United States Army during the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky), and used as part of Sicilian Campaign as well as the Allied Invasion of Italy in 1943.

The airfield was primarily used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force units:

When the Americans moved out the airfield was closed and dismantled. Today, the main runway of the airfield is clearly visible in aerial photography, but no structures of other components of the airfield remain.

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 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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