15th Air Force Patch

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The Fifteenth Air Force was constituted on October 30, 1943, and activated in the Mediterranean Theater on November 1, 1943. It began operations on November 2 and engaged primarily in strategic bombardment of targets in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, and the Balkans until the end of the war.

WINGS:  5th Bombardment: 1943 -1945. 42d Bombardment: 1943. 47th Bombardment: 1944 - 1945. 49th Bombardment: 1944 - 1945. 55th Bombardment: 1944 - 1945, 304h Bombardment: 1943 - 1945. 305th Bombardment: 1943 - 1945. 306th Fighter: 1944 - 1945. 307th Bombardment: 1944

STATIONS: Tunis, Tunisia, November 1, 1943; Bari, Italy, December 1, 1943 - September 15, 1945.


COMMANDERS:  Maj. Gen. James H. Doolittle, November 1, 1943; Maj.Gen. Nathan F. Twining, January 3, 1944; Brig. Gen. James A.Mollison, May 26, 1945; Brig. Gen. William L. Lee, August 3, 1945; Col. Elmer J. Rogers Jr., August 31 - September 15, 1945.

CAMPAIGNS;  Air Combat, EAME Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Naples - Foggia; Anzio; Rome - Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley.


DECORATIONS: None.


INSIGNE.  On a blue disc a white star charged with a red disc in the center and with golden orange stylized wings below a golden orange Arabic numeral "15," all within a golden orange amulet. (Approved February 19, 1944.)

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