The 489th Bombardment Squadron in Corsica

1. 489th BS Insignia from B-25 at MAAM, 
2. 340th BG Insignia from Q. Kaiser's A2 flight jacket (1944), 
3. NASA space shuttle photo of Corsica,
4. 12th Air Force patch,
5. U.S. Army Air Corps Patch .


The Airfield and Base at Alesani, Corsica
As It Appears Today


Photos provided by Nick Webster taken in 2001 at Alesani, Corsica.

Here are some pictures of the area around the airfield at Alesani, Corsica as it appears today. These photographs were provided by Nick Webster who visited Corsica in 2001. That's Nick holding up an old bomb fin he discovered there. There's an old bomb rack rusting away by the woodside. Such a peaceful setting now compared to 57 years ago. Nick Webster described it like this:
" We found a little old Man, who told us he lived in the Village above the Airfield, he talked about the raid he saw from the Village when the Germans Bombed the Field
(May 13, 1944). He took us to the site and we said goodbye. Running down the side of the Airfield was a deep path with a cover of Trees, (by the way its now a farm growing Grapes) as we walked down the path, I looked up and under a pile of old vines, sticking out was a Bomb Carrier with 2 Tail fins tied up with wire, very rusty (must have been bulldozed off the Field into the track) see photo. On our day out to Bastia, we found a gathering of old Corsican Vets, and they let us lay a flower, dedicated to the USAAF in Corsica, they were so happy, we all had a good time."

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