Piagiolino Airfield

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Cattolica Airfield
Fifteenth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).svg
Part of Fifteenth Air Force
Coordinates43°43′21.31″N 013°04′24.61″E / 43.7225861°N 13.0735028°E / 43.7225861; 13.0735028
TypeMilitary airfield
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built1944
In use1945
Piagiolino Airfield is located in Italy
Piagiolino Airfield
Piagiolino Airfield
Location of Piagiolino Airfield, Italy

Piagiolino Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Italy, which was located about 1 km southwest of Monterado (Provincia di Ancona,The Marches); 200 km north of Rome. It was a temporary all-weather airfield used by the 52d Fighter Group between 21 April and 8 July 1945.

Today, the land on which the airfield existed can be identified by the scarring on the earth evident in aerial photographs.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.

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