Le unitą aeree

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Le unitą aeree che presero parte alle principali azioni sull'Abbazia di Montecassino e su Cassino.
Nell'elencazione delle unitą ci si č riferiti alla struttura del M.A.A.F. (Mediterranean Allied Air Forces) al 21 gennaio 1944.

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M.A.S.A.F. (Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force)

  • 2nd Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Amendola (Foggia). A/C type: B17.

    • 20th Bombardment Squadron
    • 49th Bombardment Squadron
    • 96th Bombardment Squadron
    • 429th Bombardment Squadron
  • 97th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Amendola (Foggia). A/C type: B17.

    • 340th Bombardment Squadron
    • 341st Bombardment Squadron
    • 342nd Bombardment Squadron
    • 414th Bombardment Squadron
  • 99th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Tortorella (Foggia). A/C type: B17.

    • 346th Bombardment Squadron
    • 347th Bombardment Squadron
    • 348th Bombardment Squadron
    • 416th Bombardment Squadron
  • 301st Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Lucera (Foggia). A/C type: B17.

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  • 98th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Lecce. A/C type: B24.

    • 343rd Bombardment Squadron
    • 344th Bombardment Squadron
    • 345th Bombardment Squadron
    • 415th Bombardment Squadron
  • 376th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: San Pancrazio (Brindisi). A/C type: B24.

    • 512nd Bombardment Squadron
    • 513rd Bombardment Squadron
    • 514th Bombardment Squadron
    • 515th Bombardment Squadron
  • 449th Bombardment Group (H) [1]
  • Base: Grottaglie (Taranto). A/C type: B24.

    • 716th Bombardment Squadron
    • 717th Bombardment Squadron
    • 718th Bombardment Squadron
    • 719th Bombardment Squadron
  • 450th Bombardment Group (H) [2]
  • Base: ? A/C type: B24.

    • 720th Bombardment Squadron
    • 721st Bombardment Squadron
    • 722nd Bombardment Squadron
    • 723rd Bombardment Squadron
  • 451st Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: San Pancrazio (Brindisi) [3]. A/C type: B24.

    • 724th Bombardment Squadron
    • 725th Bombardment Squadron
    • 726th Bombardment Squadron
    • 727th Bombardment Squadron

    Note

    1. ^ Non partecipa alle azioni sull'Abbazia di Montecassino (15/02/1944) e sulla cittą di Cassino (15/03/1944).
    2. ^ Non partecipa alle azioni sull'Abbazia di Montecassino (15/02/1944) e sulla cittą di Cassino (15/03/1944).
    3. ^ In questa base dal 5 marzo 1944. Partecipa all'azione sulla cittą di Cassino (15/03/1944) ma nessuno dei suoi aerei raggiunge l'obbiettivo, 13 sganciano su territorio amico.

    Questa grande unitą diviene operativa in Italia solo dal marzo 1944.

  • 454th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: San Giovanni (Foggia). A/C type: B24.

    • 736th Bombardment Squadron
    • 737th Bombardment Squadron
    • 738th Bombardment Squadron
    • 739th Bombardment Squadron
  • 455th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: San Giovanni (Foggia). A/C type: B24.

    • 740th Bombardment Squadron
    • 741st Bombardment Squadron
    • 742nd Bombardment Squadron
    • 743rd Bombardment Squadron
  • 456th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Stornara (Foggia). A/C type: B24.

    • 744th Bombardment Squadron
    • 745th Bombardment Squadron
    • 746th Bombardment Squadron
    • 747th Bombardment Squadron
  • 459th Bombardment Group (H)
  • Base: Giulia (Foggia). A/C type: B24.

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    • 756th Bombardment Squadron
    • 757th Bombardment Squadron
    • 758th Bombardment Squadron
    • 759th Bombardment Squadron

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    M.A.T.A.F. (Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force)

  • 17th Bombardment Group (M)
  • Base: ? A/C type: B26.

    • 34th Bombardment Squadron
    • 37th Bombardment Squadron
    • 95th Bombardment Squadron
    • 432nd Bombardment Squadron
  • 319th Bombardment Group (M)
  • Base: Decimomannu (Cagliari). A/C type: B26.

    • 437th Bombardment Squadron
    • 438th Bombardment Squadron
    • 439th Bombardment Squadron
    • 440th Bombardment Squadron
  • 320th Bombardment Group (M)
  • Base: Decimomannu (Cagliari). A/C type: B26.

    • 441st Bombardment Squadron
    • 442nd Bombardment Squadron
    • 443rd Bombardment Squadron
    • 444th Bombardment Squadron
  • 12th Bombardment Group (M) [1]
  • Base: ? A/C type: B25.

    • 81st Bombardment Squadron
    • 82nd Bombardment Squadron
    • 83rd Bombardment Squadron
    • 434th Bombardment Squadron
  • 321st Bombardment Group (M)
  • Base: Guado (Salerno). A/C type: B25.

    • 445th Bombardment Squadron
    • 446th Bombardment Squadron
    • 447th Bombardment Squadron
    • 448th Bombardment Squadron
  • 340th Bombardment Group (M)
  • Base: Pompei (Napoli). A/C type: B25.

    • 486th Bombardment Squadron
    • 487th Bombardment Squadron
    • 488th Bombardment Squadron
    • 489th Bombardment Squadron

    Note

    1. ^ Non partecipa alle azioni sull'Abbazia di Montecassino (15/02/1944) e sulla cittą di Cassino (15/03/1944).

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  • 27th Fighter Group
  • Base: Pomigliano d'Arco (Napoli). A/C type: P40.

    • 522nd Fighter Squadron
    • 523rd Fighter Squadron
    • 524th Fighter Squadron
  • 86th Fighter Group
  • Base: Pomigliano d'Arco (Napoli). A/C type: A36.

    • 525th Fighter Squadron
    • 526th Fighter Squadron
    • 527th Fighter Squadron
  • 324th Fighter Group
  • Base: Cercola Landing Groud (Napoli). A/C type: P40.

    • 314th Fighter Squadron
    • 315th Fighter Squadron
    • 316th Fighter Squadron
  • 68th Observation Group
    • 16th R.C.M
    • 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  • No. 239 Wing R.A.F.
  • Base: Cutella (Chieti) [1]. A/C type: P40.

    • No. 3 R.A.A.F.
    • No. 5 S.A.A.F.
    • No. 112 R.A.F.
    • No. 260 R.A.F.
    • No. 250 R.A.A.F.
    • No. 450 R.A.A.F.
  • U.S. 57th Fighter Group
  • Base: Cercola Landing Groud (Napoli). A/C type: P47.

    • 64th Fighter Squadron
    • 65th Fighter Squadron
    • 66th Fighter Squadron
  • U.S. 79th Fighter Group [2]
  • Base: Capodichino (Napoli). A/C type: P40.

    • 85th Fighter Squadron
    • 86th Fighter Squadron
    • 87th Fighter Squadron
    • 99th Fighter Squadron [3]

    Note

    1. ^ "At Cutella there were six squadrons flying P40 Kittyhawks (3 and 450 RAAF, 112, 250 and 260 RAF, and 5 SAAF) plus several Spitfire squadrons and an air-sea rescue Walrus ..." - 3 Squadron Memories in Cutella, Italy by BRUCE BURCHFIELD
    2. ^ In prestito dal U.S. XII A.S.C..
    3. ^ Aggregato dal 16 ottobre 1943 (Wikipedia).
      May 12, 1944 - The squadron won its second Distinguished Unit Citation on 12 May-14 May 1944, while attached to the 324th Fighter Group, attacking German positions on Monastery Hill (Monte Cassino), attacking infantry massing on the hill for a counterattack, and bombing a nearby strong point to force the surrender of the German garrison to Moroccan Goumiers.

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