FRE 8774


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Major Hershcel H Green of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt. Printed caption on reverse: 'Major Herschel H Green, 15th AAF Fighter pilot, is shown here getting ready to take off from his base in southern Italy. Major Green, the son of Mr Ted Green, [illegible]03 North 6th Street, Mayfield Kentucky, is a versatile fighter pilot, having shot down 14 enemy aircraft using three different types of planes: Thunderbolts, Warhawks and Mustangs. 317 Sqdn, 325th Fighter Group, US Air Force photo.'


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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


 A pilot of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force with his P-51 Mustang.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 325th Fighter Group 317th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot - Squadron Commander


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:15
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