UPL 24269


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B-24H-10-CF #41-29313 "The Hottest ??? In Town" Code: #45 461st BG - 766th BS - 15th AF


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A B-24 Liberator of the 461st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force drops supplies over a Prisoner of War camp in Austria, May 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '9 May 1945, Last 'combat' mission of 461st BG to British POW camp near Villack, Austria. #33 flown by Lt John Stegman- 765th BS.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Second World War formation badge for the United States 15th Air Force (United States Army Air Force). The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved by the US Quartermaster General on 19 February 1944. Formation note: the 15th Air Force (US Army Air Force, Fifteenth Air Force) was formed on 1 November 1943 at Tunis in North Africa and moved to Italy on 1 December. The Force was disbanded on 15 September 1945 having participated in twelve campaigns.© IWM (INS 7304)
  • Unit Hierarchy: Headquarters
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Hottest ??? In Town
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron


  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Cerignola #3


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
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Date: 12 Nov 2016 20:25:12
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