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Tre Cancello Landing Strip
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Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military Airfield
Coordinates 41°29′59.57″N 012°43′36.78″E / 41.4998806°N 12.7268833°E / 41.4998806; 12.7268833 (Approximate)
Built 1943
In use 1943
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Tre Cancello Landing Strip is located in Italy
Tre Cancello Landing Strip
Location of Tre Cancello Landing Strip, Italy

Tre Cancello Landing Strip is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Italy, which is located approximately 11km east-northeast of Anzio; about 50km south-southeast of Rome. It was a temporary grass airfield used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 416th Night Fighter Squadron between 14 Jun and 8 Jul 1944, flying Bristol Beaufighters on night defensive interceptor patrols during the Anzio landing.

When the Americans pulled out the airfield was dismantled by engineers and returned to agriculture. An outline of the runway remains in an agricultural field in aerial photos today.

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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