By William N Hess,Mark Styling

even supposing the 15th Air strength was once pushed aside as 'minor leaguers' through the 8th Air strength, strategic bombers from this outfit had performed a 'major league' task on Axis objectives in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers hired by means of the 15th have been in fact the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its height power, the Fifteenth's B-17 strength comprised six teams of 4 squadrons every one, all managed by means of the fifth Bomb Wing. Having been part of the 15th Air strength in 1944, writer invoice Hess has lengthy been ready to write down a definitive account on 'his air force'.

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