FRE 8713


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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29580) nicknamed "Screamin' Meemie II" of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight during a mission over Ploesti, 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '451 BG, Screamin Meemie II, 15/7/44 Ploesti.'


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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-450443) of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force releases bombs during a mission.
  • 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


A B-24 Liberator of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Printed caption on reverse: '53607 AC- This Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber flying from its 15th AF base in Italy had its left rudder shot away by a 20mm shell in an encounter with enemy fighters near Vienna, Austria. Regardless it returned to its home base without further ado. US Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Screamin Meemie II
  • Unit: 451st Bomb Group 725th Bomb Squadron



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