UPL 24320


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B-17G-30-BO #42-31844 "Swoose" 463rd Bomb Group - 772nd Bomb Squadron - 15th AF


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Round patch of the 463rd Bomb Group depicting a stork delivering a 1000 pound bomb. Text below reads "The Swoose"
  • 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-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Swoose
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 772nd Bomb Squadron


  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Foggia Satellite #1, San Nicola-d'Arpi


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Date: 14 Nov 2016 02:10:41