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"Vapor trails over Munich--Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 15th Air Force, flying high above Germany, make vapor trails in the enemy's sky. 20th bomb Sqn. 2nd Bomb Group."



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron
  • Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...


  • 44-6455

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 18/8/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45.


Date Contributor Update
23 September 2018 11:27:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations