I have been looking for a while mostly on the Internet to find the exactly placements,layouts and orientations of 15th AF Airbases.I have been looking into this especially to help someone incorporate replications at first of 5th Bombardment Wing airfields into Microsoft Flight Simulator X for the A2A Simulations add on WOP II B-17.
I did find a few general maps showing the placement but these are somewhat vague and do not show the exact placement or layout of the airfields.However on one link that I found (after hours of searching on the Internet) about James J. MacIssac,RCAF of 205 Group,No 37 Squadron which shows a map, Wing Commander Dink Banker states on the following link in a quote that the airfields are orientated in the North-South direction except for Foggia-Main here http://natureonline.com/37/4-37sqn-italy-airfieldcond.html
So at least I have the general idea that most of these airfields were orientated in the North-South direction.
Is this correct?
Also does any one have detailed aerial pictures of the other 5th Bomb Wing Airfields (I have the 463rd's Aerial Pictures of the base at Celone) of the following Bombardment Groups the 2nd,97th,99th,301st and 483rd and perhaps a sketch (drawing of those airbases) and other detailed information?
Here is a link where we are looking for help on this matter.By the way I am the second poster in that message board thread.We are trying to help save the history of those bases by replicating their placement,layout and orientation.Besides as a kid of a 5th Bomb Wing Vet in WW2 I'd like to have this knowledge and don't want it lost. http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13651
What I'd ideally like to see is to be able somehow to place the old airfields on Google Earth like this one on this link (see at the bottom of this page) to find the exact placement.To do this would be difficult. http://www.storiedelsud.altervista.org/Venosa%20PSP/PSP%20indexENG.htm
and see how they matched the airfield with this building http://www.storiedelsud.altervista.org/Venosa%20PSP/PSP%20reportageENG.htm
for the 485th BG at Venosa Air Field
If you can't help at least enjoy the link that I've found about the WWII History of James MacIssac and RAF No.37 Squadron at Tortorella who shared the base with the 99th BG starting here.Some nice pictures are in there too. http://natureonline.com/37/index.html
Thank you very much for any effort on your part and also thanks for looking too.
post edited by jj463rd - 2009/03/16 15:54:42