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San Pancrazio Airfield
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Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 40°26′18.50″N 017°51′23.69″E / 40.438472°N 17.8565806°E / 40.438472; 17.8565806
Built 1943
In use 1943-1945
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
San Pancrazio Airfield is located in Italy
San Pancrazio Airfield
Location ofSan Pancrazio Airfield, Italy

San Pancrazio Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Italy, which is located approximately 4km northeast of San Pancrazio Salentino in the province of Brindisi in Puglia,on the south-east Italy coast. Built in 1943 by United States Army Engineers, the airfield was primarily a Fifteenth Air Force B-24 Liberator heavy bomber base used in the strategic bombing of Germany. San Pancrazio was also used by tactical aircraft of Twelfth Air Force in the Italian Campaign.

Known units assigned to the airfield were:

San Pancrazio Airfield is probably the best-preserved American heavy bomber base in Italy. Most of the main runway and taxiways remain, along with numerous dispersal pads. Numerous remains of wartime buildings are also visible. After the war, the airfield may have been used as San Pancrazio Airport, but today several agricultural buildings are on the main runway. The grass areas of the airfield are used as agricultural fields, but most of the concreted areas 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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