|Part of Twelfth Air Force|
|Controlled by||United States Army Air Forces|
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The area was captured by the Fifth Army in the early summer of 1944, and the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force in 1945 during the Italian campaign. Known units assigned were:
- Operations included defensive patrols of Naples, Leghorn (Livorno), Piza and Florence. Also provided air defense of Fifth Army operations and intruder sweeps of the Po Valley in Northern Italy.
- 62d Troop Carrier Group, 30 September 1944 – 8 January 1945
- 4th, 7th, 8th, 51st, 517th TC Squadrons, C-47 Skytrain
- 47th Bombardment Group, October–11 December 1944
- 84th, 85th, 86th, 97th, Bomb Squadrons, A-26 Invader
- 64th Troop Carrier Group, 10 January-23 May 1945
- 16th, 17th, 18th, 35th TC Squadrons, C-47 Skytrain
- 2641st Special Group, 24 March-20 May 1945
The 457th Air Service Squadron provided base support functions for the station, and the 904th Base Security Battalion provided security for the airfield and ground station.
The USAAF ended its operations at Rosignano about 30 September 1945 when the 117th Army Airways Communications Squadron closed its facility on the station. Today there is little or no evidence of the airfield, as the land has been returned to agricultural use.
References[edit | edit source]
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/combat_sq_of_the_af_wwii.pdf.
- USAFHRA Records Search, Rosignano
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