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Mondolfo Airfield

Summary
Mondolfo Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Italy, located about 6 km southeast of Marotta and 4 km east of Mondolfo in the Marche region. The airfield had two 4000' (2000m) parallel runways aligned approximately NW/SE, with two adjacent taxiways of about 40 hardstands each, and large areas of Pierced Steel Planking (PSP) for aircraft parking ramps (total 180-200 aircraft capacity). A blister-type hangar, a temporary steel control tower and a rudimentary tent containment area northwest of the operational airfield was also constructed. Its last known use was by the United States Army Air Force Fifteenth Air Force in 1945 during the Italian campaign Known USAAF units stationed at Mondolfo were:
  • 31st Fighter Group, 3 March-15 July 1945 : 307th; 308th; 309th Fighter Squadrons, P-51D/K Mustang : Primary mission was to escort B-17 and B-24 heavy bombers on missions into Northern Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia and Austria.
  • 325th Fighter Group, April-July
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