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Mazzara Airfield
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 37°41′04.01″N 012°36′01.26″E / 37.6844472°N 12.60035°E / 37.6844472; 12.60035 (Approximate)
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Mazzara Airfield is located in Italy
Mazzara Airfield
Location of Mazzara Airfield, Italy

Mazzara Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Italy, which was located about 3km north-northeast of Mazara del Vallo on Sicily. It was built before 1943 and used by Axis forces before being sized by elements of the United States Fifth Army during the Sicilian Campaign. Once in Allied hands, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 316th Troop Carrier Group, which flew C-47 Skytrains from the field between 3 Sep-18 Oct 1943

When the Americans pulled out the airfield was abanoned. Today the outline of the main runway can been seen in aerial photography in an undeveloped area.

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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