UPL 29304


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This plane received a direct hit by flak over Debreczen rail yards, Hungary, on Sept 21, 1944. The pilot, 2d Lt. Guy M. Miller, of Lakeside, Calif., and Co-pilot, 2d Lt. Thomas M. Rybovich, West Palm Beach, Fla., were able to bring her back to base. NARA Ref 342-FH-3A22777-55218AC.


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  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth 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: Sweet Pea
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 429th Bomb Squadron



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