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41°37'38"N 015°26'38"E (Zanotti-Triolo - Allied)

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41°36'30"N 015°28'25"E (Amendola-Triolo)

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Triolo airfield was a captured Regia Aeronautica fighter airfield located approximately 8km southeast of San Severo in Apulia, Italy.
Triolo actually consisted of two airfields: Satellite #7 (Zanotti-Triolo) and Satellite #9 (Amendola-Triolo).
Satellite #7 on the north bank of the Triolo River became the new Allied airfield, whilst the airfield on the south bank was abandoned. Zanotti Triolo was repaired by the Corps of Engineers in September 1943 and put into use as Triolo by Twelfth Air Force fighter units immediately.
Known units to operate from the field were:
14th Fighter Group, flying the P-38 Lightning, from 12 September 1943 until 9 September 1944.
31st Fighter Group, flying the P-51 Mustang, from 15 July-August 1945.
It remained in operational use until August 1945 when USAAF turned over the facility to Allied Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force (Aviazione Cobelligerante Italiana, or ACI).

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