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M. A. Grottag Airport
Grottag Airport
IATA: TARICAO: LIBG
Summary
Airport type Civil
Location Taranto, Italy
Elevation AMSL 215 ft / 66 m
Coordinates 40°31′03.05″N 017°24′11.56″E / 40.5175139°N 17.4032111°E / 40.5175139; 17.4032111 (M. A. Grottag Airport)Coordinates: 40°31′03.05″N 017°24′11.56″E / 40.5175139°N 17.4032111°E / 40.5175139; 17.4032111 (M. A. Grottag Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1710 5610 Paved
M. A. Grottag Airport is located in Italy
M. A. Grottag Airport
Location of M. A. Grottag Airport, Italy

M. A. Grottag Airport (IATA: TARICAO: LIBG) is an airport in Italy, located approximately 3km northeast of Monteiasi, approximately 360km south-southeast of Naples. The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service.

World War II

During World War II, Grottaglie Airfield was a military airfield used by the United States Army Air Forces. The airfield was designed for heavy bomber use, and was a major base for Fifteenth Air Force B-24 Liberator heavy bombers used in the strategic bombardment campaign against Germany. In addition, Twelfth Air Force tactical bombers were stationed at the airfield which were used to support Allied ground forces in the Italian Campaign.

Known USAAF units assigned to the airfield were:

After the war ended, the airfield was turned over to local authorities.

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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