The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...
"Minnesota Mauler" was a Ford-built B-24J-5-FO Liberator (s/n 42-50906) from the 724th BS, 451st BG, 15th AF.
NARA Ref 3A45218-3A46062.
Assigned to 724BS, 451BG, 15AF USAAF. Crash landed at Zara, Yugoslavia on 9-Mar-45.