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Carcitella

22-01-2014


578

37°47'51"N 012°38'52"E

Runway: 05/23 - 900m - grass
Runway: 15/33 -  1000m - grass

Carcitella airfield was a dispersal airfield 18 kilometers east of Marsala, Sicily.
The presence of this landing ground was known to the Allies before the invasion of Sicily, as indicated in the campaign maps of the“WWII-1943-RAF-Mediterranean-Report” (R.A.F. Mediterranean review no. 4). There is, however, no available record of air units stationed on this landing ground, even though it is fair to assume that it was extensively used to disperse and conceal concentration of forces of various air units in periods of sustained activity. 

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On 13 July 1943, Ninth Air Force (Northwest African Air Force, or NAAF) made a daytime attack on Enna, Trapani-Milo, Carcitella airfield, Randazzo and other targets of opportunity with B-17's, B-25's, B-26's and fighters. This photo was shot during 320BG mission 47, the attack on Carcitella Landing Ground by Martin 23 B-26 Marauders (USAAF, via 32thbg.org).

Today the area is used for agricultural purposes. There are very little (if any) remains of the landing ground.   



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