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Offline RonaldV

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Lecce airfield (15th AF)
« il: 15 Feb 2012, 17:23:54 »
Does anybody know more about the Allied airfield at Lecce (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecce_Airfield)? It is very hard to find information on the airfields history.



micky.38

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Re: Lecce airfield (15th AF)
« Risposta #1 il: 17 Feb 2012, 11:11:31 »
Hello Ronald, are you sure this is the right location? This strip look like a 3rd level general aviation strip build in the '70s...

micky.38

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Re: Lecce airfield (15th AF)
« Risposta #2 il: 17 Feb 2012, 11:16:04 »
...the strip look a little short for beaufighters and other aircraft models used on the described "Lecce Airfield": http://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N07/5799645622/#

Offline RonaldV

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Re: Lecce airfield (15th AF)
« Risposta #3 il: 19 Feb 2012, 13:28:37 »
Hello Ronald, are you sure this is the right location? This strip look like a 3rd level general aviation strip build in the '70s...
That's exactly why I am trying to find out more. The internet suggests there was a Lecce airfield, not the same as Galatina. But I cannot find it, and like you said: This strip is VERY unlikely.
...the strip look a little short for beaufighters and other aircraft models used on the described "Lecce Airfield": http://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N07/5799645622/#
Exactly, although that photo was not shot at Lecce. Halifax B.II JP281 was stationed at Brindisi and this photo was shot there by an visiting American airman. I don't know how Etienne du Plessis got the photo, but if I understand correctly he is still looking for the maker so he can properly credit him.