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    Hello,
    I'm researching the RAF order of battle in Italy during WW2. Some squadrons were based in "Crete" landing ground in July-August 1944. Where is it exactly. That airfield should have been in central Italy, but I don't know where. What's the main city near it?
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    Might Crete be a corruption of Creti, in Tuscany?
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    I would also say a corruption of Creti that is situated well up the leg of Itay.

    The first RAF aircraft to land on Crete after its fall in 1941 was the Hurricane of G/Capt Mike Pedley on November 20, 1944.

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    I think you are right. The No 7 SAAF Wing was based very near in Foiano della Chiana. It seems reasonable that the 239 Wing was at Creti.

    Thank you
    Max

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