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Sele Airfield


Sele Airfield

Sele Airfield
Part of Twelfth Air Force
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943
Sele Airfield is located in Italy
Sele Airfield
Sele Airfield
Location of Sele Airfield, Italy

Sele Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in southeast Italy, which is located approximately 15 km northwest of Capaccio in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It was a temporary field built by the Army Corps of Engineers used as part of the Salerno landings (Operation Avalanche).

The airfield was primarily used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force 86th Bombardment Group from 22 September though 12 October 1943, flying combat operations with A-36 Apaches. As the airfield was very close to the battle lines, for the first week of operations, the group's aircraft were flown to Sicily overnights, then operated from the airfield during the day.

When the 86th moved out the airfield was closed and dismantled. Today, the location of the airfield is visible in aerial photography, with its runway visible. However the remainder of the airfield has been obliterated by agricultural use of the land.


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 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) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History.  

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