FRE 7558


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A pilot [ Col Herky Green ] of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force with his P-51 Mustang. Herschel "Herky" Green (Hickory, Kentucky, July 3, 1920 - Torrance, California, August 16, 2006) was a WW II flying ace in the USAAF. Green was the leading ace of the 15th Air Force downing 18 enemy aircraft and destroying 10 more on the ground. He flew in 1943 and 1944 in the North Africa and Italian campaigns with the 325th Fighter Group. By the end of 1944, he had flown 100 missions and received the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 25 Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.


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Colonel Herschel H. Green, of the 317th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, 306th Fighter Wing, 15th Air Force stands by the cockpit of his P-51B Mustang. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-51B, Col. H.H. Green. J.C.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter
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


 A pilot of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force with his P-51 Mustang.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 325th Fighter Group 317th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot - Squadron Commander


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
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