The Village of Migliacciaru, Corsica
57th Bombardment Wing HQs from April 1944 to April 1945
The village of Migliacciaru, Corsica shown in this 1950s photo, was HQs for the 57th Bomb Wing from April 1944
to April 1945. 57th CO Brig. Gen. Robert D. Knapp moved into House #1 (white number "1" in photo) in June of 1944. He moved into
House #2 in November 1944 where he lived with some of the Wing's officers. Some of the Wing's
staff also lived in House #1. Dominique Taddei moved from Senegal to his grandfather's House #3 in
October 1944. His family eventually moved into House #2 in August, 1945. The village church is #4 in the picture (from Dominique Taddei).
Left Photo: Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, CO of MAAF and Brig. Gen. Robert D. Knapp, CO of 57th Bomb Wing
exiting House #2 in 1944. Right Photo: House #2 as it looks today (note grate).
Two more recent views of House #2- home for the 57th BW top brass in 1944-45.
57th Bomb Wing Color Guard outside House #2 circa 1944-45.
Left to Right:
Heinlen, Pemberton, Olmstead (321st), Bailey, Knapp (57th CO), Bower (310th), Smith (321st),
Chapman(340th) Remington (310th). From a 57th BW Newsletter.
December 25, 1944 in the dining room of House #2. (Dominique says the cabinet is still there.)
December 25, 1944 in the dining room of House #2. All photos and info courtesy of