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15th Airforce Bombardment Group

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2nd Bombardment Group B-17 Flying Fortress Served on antisubmarine duty after the US entered World War II. Moved to North Africa Mar 1943, assigned to the Twelfth AF. Moved to Fifteenth AF Dec 1943. Served as part of the occupation force in Italy after V-E Day. Inactivated in Italy on 28 Feb 1946. 20th BS 49th BS (Former 166th) 96th BS 429th BS…

1942 Briefly

I had joined the RAF in Jan. 1941, did square bashing at Blackpool then seven months at No 12 S of T.T. Melksham Wiltshire, aircraft…

Christmas 1944. RAF Bengal India

I had been working hard the preceding three months leading up to Xmas ’44.Apart from my normal duties as Corporal i/c Instrument Repairers…

A Summer Evening in Italy

It had been a hot windless day in 1944 in southern Italy and RAF Pathfinder Halifax's were flying overhead on their night journey eastwards…