15th Air Force

The following is a sampling of websites available about the 15th Air Force:

A book published in 2014 on the 15th Air Force, may be of interest.  It is Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine by Barrett Tillman, Washington, D.C.: Regnery History Publishing, 2014.  A review in the 8th AF News said: “The U.S. Fifteenth Air Force fought in southeastern Europe, in many ways the backwater of the European Theatre.  While the Eighth Air Force hit Germany, the Fifteenth took the battle to the factories and oil refineries out of range of England-based bombers.  These targets were vital to the Axis war effort, and the Germans knew it, covering them with a thick layer of defenses including both fighters and antiaircraft guns.  The pilots and aircrews of the Fifteenth fought through these defenses to hit the Nazi war machine where it could least afford it.”  To see what the author has to say, click here.

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