Milazzo Airfield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Milazzo Airfield
12th USAAF.png
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Coordinates 38°13′00.68″N 015°14′16.64″E / 38.2168556°N 15.2379556°E / 38.2168556; 15.2379556
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Milazzo Airfield is located in Italy
Milazzo Airfield
Milazzo Airfield
Location of Milazzo Airfield, Italy

Milazzo Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield on Sicily, located in the southern suburbs of Milazzo, on the northern tip of the island.

Built as a temporary wartime field by Army Engineers, using Pierced Steel Planking for runways and parking and dispersal areas, and support structures being quickly constructed out of wood or tents. The following units were stationed at the base taking part in the Allied invasion of Italy from the field.

With the Americans pulling out and moving onto the mainland of Italy in October, engineers dismantled the airfield. Today, there are no remaining traces of the airfield as the area around Milazzo has grown over the years, which have obliterated any trace of the airfield. It is unknown precisely where the airfield was actually located due to the changed landscape.

References[edit]

 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.

External links[edit]