WW2 15th AIR FORCE COMPANY BATTLE FLAG US ARMY AIR FORCE NTL COLORS SILK 3×4
WW2 15th AIR FORCE COMPANY BATTLE FLAG US ARMY AIR FORCE NATIONAL COLORS 3 x 4 SILK. For your consideration is this beautiful 3 FT. SILK US ARMY REGIMENTAL NATIONAL COLORS. This US Army Battle Flag is a regulation piece. This is a G-SPEC piece from World War 2. The providence associated with this piece is that it was used overseas in Italy and was used by the 15th AIR FORCE, US Army Air Force. Established on 1 November 1943, Fifteenth AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force deployed to the European Theater of World War II, engaging in strategic bombardment operations from bases in southern Italy and engaging in air-to-air fighter combat against enemy aircraft. WW2 HISTORY OF 15th AIR FORCE, US ARMY AIR FORCES. Fifteenth Air Force (15th AF) was established on 1 November 1943 in Tunis, Tunisia as part of the United States Army Air Forces in the World War II Mediterranean Theater of Operations as a strategic air force and commenced combat operations the day after it was formed. The first commander was General Jimmy Doolittle. 15th AF resulted from a reorganization of Doolittle’s Twelfth Air Force into the 15th with Doolittle in command, and the Ninth Air Force (9th AF) with Lewis H. The new air force was activated with a strength of ninety B-24 Liberators and 210 B-17 Flying Fortresses, inherited from the Twelfth Air Force and Ninth Air Force. In December, new groups, most of which were equipped with B-24s soon started arriving from the United States. 13 new groups were added. It was hoped that the 15th AF stationed in the Mediterranean would be able to operate when the Eighth Air Force (8th AF) in England was socked in by bad English weather. The 9th AF would later move to England to serve as a tactical unit to take part in the invasion of Europe. Once bases around Foggia in Italy became available, the 15th was able to reach targets in southern France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Balkans, some of which were difficult to reach from England. The 15th Air Force began its operations on 2 November 1943, attacking the Messerschmitt factory at Wiener Neustadt, Austria. On 1 December 1943, the Headquarters was moved to Bari Airfield, Italy. On 4 January 1944, the Fifteenth, along with Twelfth Air Force, were organized into Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, along with the Royal Air Force 205 Group. MAAF was the southern component of U. Strategic Air Forces, Europe, the overall USAAF command and control organization in Europe. The first major operation carried out by Fifteenth Air Force was bombing missions in support of the Anzio Landings in Italy, Operation Shingle beginning on 22 January 1944. Strikes on German and fascist Italian targets were carried out and caused widespread damage to Axis forces. The item “WW2 15th AIR FORCE COMPANY BATTLE FLAG US ARMY AIR FORCE NTL COLORS SILK 3×4″ is in sale since Saturday, November 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Flags & Banners”. The seller is “littlebelleblue” and is located in Chesnee, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States