Validation date: 03 06 2016
Updated on: Never
Runway: 18/36 - 1850x45m - PSP
Serragia airfield (French: aérodrome de Serragia) was an airfield on the northeast coast of Corsica.
Serragia was a part of the USS Corsica group of airfields.
June 1944. A Supermarine Spitfire IX aircraft of No. 451 Squadron RAAF is moved by airmen back to its dispersal bay after servicing at Serragia airfield in Corsica ( Australian War Memorial, used with permission).
June 1944. A Supermarine Spitfire IX aircraft of No. 451 Squadron RAAF is prepared by airmen for engine run up after completion of servicing at Serragia airfield in Corsica. (Australian War Memorial, used with permission).
June 1944. A mobile workshop used by fitters in servicing aircraft in the dispersal bays at No. 451 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF at Serragia. (Australian War Memorial, used with permission).
Historical map of Serragia airfield in September 1944 (USAAF, via AFHRC)
The USAAF units remained on Corsica until early 1945 when enemy targets became out of range of the Mitchells.
The airfield was closed by the Americans on 25 January and dismantled after the war. Today there are little or no remains of it other than the remnants of its main runway and disturbed areas where the airfield once was.
Aerial view of the airfield in 1948. The airfield is still clearly visible (Géoportail)
(Research by Olivier)