15th Army Air Forces WW2 Patch

15th Air Force

15af.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to units of the 15th Air Force is not a complete list of all who served with the 15th, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.

Constituted as Fifteenth AF on 30 October 1943. Activated in the Mediterranean theater on 1 November 1943. Began operations on 2 November Inactivated in Italy on 15 September 1945.

World War II Commanders

Major General James H. Doolittle, 1 Nov 1943
Major General Nathan F. Twining, 3 Jan 1944
Brigardier General James A. Mollison, 26 May 1945
Brigardier General William L. Lee, 3 Aug 1945
Colonel Elmer J. Rogers Jr, 31 Aug-15 Sep 1945

Stations: Tunis, Tunisia, 1 November 1943; Bari, Italy, 1 December 1943-15 September 1945.

5th Bombardment: 1943-1945
42d Bombardment: 1943
47th Bombardment: 1944-1945
49th Bombardment: 1944-1945
55th Bombardment: 1944- 1945
304th Bombardment: 1943-1945
305th Bombardment : 1943-1945
306th Fighter: 1944-1945
307th Bombardment: 1944


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Are you an AAC, AAF or USAF Veteran, family member, historian or WW2 enthusiast? We Need YOU! Contact us today to see how you can help the Army Air Corps Library and Museum, a Texas Not-For-Profit Corporation.

We need your help! We are looking for volunteers that can help us with the following tasks.

(1) Typing and Transcriptionists: One of our big projects is extracting data from the thousands of documents we have and putting this data into a database where we can display the information on a website such as this one. (2) Photography and Document Scanning.