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Marcianise Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 41°06′55.73″N 014°10′34.75″E / 41.1154806°N 14.1763194°E / 41.1154806; 14.1763194 (Approximate)
Built 1944
In use 1944-1945
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Marcianise Airfield is located in Italy
Marcianise Airfield
Location of Marcianise Airfield, Italy

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

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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