FRE 8744


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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-50906) nicknamed "Minnesota Mailer" of the 451st Bomb Group flies over a smoking target. Printed caption on reverse : '61954AC- Bombing of the Hermann Goering site at Linz, Austria, by Consolidated "B-24 Liberators" of the 15th Air Force. US Air Force Photo.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '451st Bomb Group, B-24J-5-FO.'


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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


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