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Pomigliano d'Arco
—  Comune  —
Comune di Pomigliano d'Arco
Piazza Primavera
Pomigliano d'Arco is located in Italy
Pomigliano d'Arco
Location of Pomigliano d'Arco in Italy
Coordinates: 40°55′N 14°24′E / 40.917°N 14.4°E / 40.917; 14.4Coordinates: 40°55′N 14°24′E / 40.917°N 14.4°E / 40.917; 14.4
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Naples (NA)
Frazioni Pacciano
Government
 - Mayor Antonio Della Ratta
(Democratici di Sinistra; elected 2005-04-03)
Area
 - Total 11.44 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (11-23-2009)
 - Total 39,290
 - Density 3,434.4/km2 (8,895.2/sq mi)
 - Demonym Pomiglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80038
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Felix of Nola
Saint day 14 January
Website Official website

Pomigliano d'Arco is an Italian town, in the Campania region, northeast of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius, administratively part of the province of Naples. At the 2001 census the municipality had a population of 40,519 inhabitants and a land area of 11.44 km² (4.417 sq mi).

The city is home to several automobile and aeronautic manufacturing firms.

World War II

During World War II, Pomigliano was the location of a large military airfield and base, and was attacked on several occasions by the United States Army Air Force. The airfield was later used by the USAAF Twelfth Air Force during the Italian campaign and known as Pomigliano Airfield.

Major USAAF units stationed at the airfield were:

After the war the area was redeveloped for new buildings. Today the precise location of the airfield is undetermined, as urban development in the Naples area has obliterated all traces of it.

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.

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