B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the Fifteenth were of course the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its peak strength, the Fifteenth's B-17 force comprised six groups of four squadrons each, all controlled by the 5th Bomb Wing. Having… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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