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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Image via P Gandillet. Handwritten caption on reverse: '42078289 B024L 824 BS- 84 BG 15th AF "Flak Strainer" Dijon-Longvic Oct 1944.'

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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Image via P Gandillet. Handwritten caption on reverse: '42078289 B024L 824 BS- 84 BG 15th AF "Flak Strainer" Dijon-Longvic Oct 1944.'
  • 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

Aircraft

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Flak Strainer '44' 82435/ 484 BG Dijon-Longvic 10/44.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24L- -CO. 824 BS, 484 BG Italy 15 AF "44" "Flak Strainer" Oct 1944.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Flak Strainer
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron

Locations

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Cerignola #3

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor466thHistorian
Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection