FRE 8711


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A B-24 Liberator of the 376th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, with a badly damaged wing flying over Toulon, 1944. Printed caption on reverse: '61990 USAF- Despite a badly damaged right wing, this Consolidated B-24 "Liberator" of the 376th Bomb Group, maintained its place in the formation on the bomb run over Toulon, France. Limping Liberator showing directly over smoking target 6 August 1944 (Mission 305), Altitude 22,700 Ft. US Air Force Photo.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/8/44.'


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  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth 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


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Mission 305 over Toulon, France was on 6 August not 8 June 1944

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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection