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Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport

Summary
Ghisonaccia Alzitone Airport is an airport in France, located north of Ghisonaccia in the Haute-Corse department, approximately southeast of Corte on Corsica. The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service. World War II During World War II, Ghisonaccia Airfield was a military airfield used by the United States Army Air Forces. It was an all-weather temporary field built in late 1943 by the XII Engineer Command using Marsden Matting for runways and parking areas, as well as for dispersal sites. In addition, tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities; an access road was built to the existing road infrastructure; a dump for supplies, ammunition, and gasoline drums, along with a drinkable water and minimal electrical grid for communications and station lighting. It was turned over to the Twelfth Air Force for operational combat use. Known units assigned to the airfield were:
  • HQ 57th Bombardment Wing, 20 April-5 October 1944
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