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Unit Details

Strength
Air Squadron
 
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Year
1943 - 1945

Description
Parent Unit: 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Operations: Combat in MTO and ETO (19 May 1944 to 26 Apr 1945)

Service Streamers: American Theater

Emblem: None.

References: Books
460th Bomb Group History by Duane :/ amd Bettu Bohnstedt (Published 1996)
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force in World War II, Edited by: Maurer Maurer
Air Force Combat Units in World War II, Edited by Maurer Maurer
B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force by Robert F. Dorr
Fifteenth Air Force Story by Kenn C. Rust

References: (Websites)
www.15thaf.org/55th_bw/460th_bg

Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Bombardment Units
 
Active Reporting Unit
None
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
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Battle/Operations History Detail
 
Description
(Southern France Campaign 15 August to 14 September 1944) While the Germans were retreating in Italy in the summer of 1944, the Allies diverted some of their strength in the theater to the invasion of Southern France. After preliminary bombardment, a combined seaborne-airborne force landed on the French Riviera on 15 August. Marseilles having been taken, Sevmth Army advanced up the Rhone Valley and by mid-September was in touch with Allied forces that had entered France from the north.
 
BattleType
Battle
Country
France
 
Parent
World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
CreatedBy
Not Specified
 
Start Month
8
End Month
9
 
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944
 

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