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Grosetto

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

During World War II the airfield, known as Grosetta Main, was used by the United States Army Air Forces' Twelfth Air Force. The 86th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 17 September and 6 November 1944. Later, the 57th Fighter Group, used the airfield from 24 September 1944 to 29 April 1945, and later between 7 May and 15 July 1945, also flying combat operations with P-47s

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Service

Units

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 86th Fighter Group

    86th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group was constituted as 86th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13-Jan 1942, and activated on 10 Feb 1942. It was redesignated 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943, and 86th Fighter Group in May 1944. ...

  • 47th Bomb Group

    47th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 47th Bombardment Group (Light) on 20 November 1940, and activated on 15 January 1941. Operational squadrons of the group were: ...

People

  • Marion Akers

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - Squadron Commander | 47th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Crommett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 57th Fighter Group

  • James Epperson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group

  • Bruce Fulton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group
    His twin brother Ralph Wrigley Fulton was a fighter pilot with the 81st Fighter Group. He was KIA in March 1943

  • Victor Glickman

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ground Crew Chief | 57th Fighter Group

  • Harold Hackett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 47th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 97BS, 47BG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) intruder mission out of Grossetto, returning to base with engine difficulties, could not maintain altitude, A/C abandoned. Returned to Duty (RTD). 5-Feb-45 MACR 12137. ...

  • Leroy Hall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 57th Fighter Group

  • Leonard Hancock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 47th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 97BS, 47BG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) intruder mission out of Grossetto, returning to base with engine difficulties, could not maintain altitude, A/C abandoned. Returned to Duty (RTD). 5-Feb-45 MACR 12137. ...

  • Raymond Heckman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 57th Fighter Group

  • Earl Hefner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group

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Date Contributor Update
12 January 2021 05:35:37 466thHistorian Changes to name and known as
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Date Contributor Update
13 December 2016 23:56:26 466thHistorian Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and history
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosseto_Air_Base

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