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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. 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

People

  • John Adair

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Gunner/Armament Inspector/Armament Cheif | 47th Bomb Group

  • Marion Akers

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

  • Anthony Biancardi

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Communications Chief | 47th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Bitzko

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 47th Bomb Group

  • Clifford Branstad

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 47th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Brassfield

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 47th Bomb Group
    Eugene Brassfield was the brother of US Navy fighter ace, Arthur Brassfield

  • Robert Coale

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 97BS, 47BG, 12AF USAAF. 60+ x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, NSDM, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars), AF Longevity Service Award.

  • Gaston Coblentz

    Military | Major | Pilot | 47th Bomb Group
    Gaston Coblentz was a successful and well respected investment banker and writer after the war. ...

  • John Coma

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Mechanic | 47th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Crommett

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

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Revisions

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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