FRE 8698


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P-51 Mustangs of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force escort a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "2nd Patches" during a mission Printed caption on reverse: 'Four P-51 Mustangs of the 15th USAF flank a B-17 Flying Fortress during a shuttle run from a Mediterranean base to Russia via nazi Europe.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '325 FG, P-51 Bs.'


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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


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:06

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection