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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
(Rome-Arno Campaign 22 January to 9 September 1944) U.S. 5th Army advanced 150 miles to the Arno River. The unsuccessful attempt to break the Gustav Line on 22 January was followed by another unsuccessful effort in March when the infantry failed to push through after bombers had endeavored to open the line at Monte Cassino. Allied air power then began a vigorous campaign against railroads, highways, and shipping that supported German forces in Italy. With supply lines strangled, the Germans could not repulse the new drive launched by the Allies in May. German resistance crumbled. By 4 June 1944 the Allies had taken Rome. But the advance ground to a halt against a new defensive line the enemy established along the Arno River.
 
BattleType
Battle
Country
Italy
 
Parent
World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
CreatedBy
Not Specified
 
Start Month
1
End Month
9
 
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944
 

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