459th Bomb Group (Heavy)

Combat History, 1944

  • Introduction: What is “the 459th”?: A note regarding what the 459th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the 304th Bomb Wing of the 15th Air Force, USAAF was: A group of about 2000 men stationed in a complex of airfields in the boot-spur region of Italy and running daily B-24 and B-17 bombing missions over the alps to attack Nazi-controlled European targets during World War II in sustained effort to eliminate the Enemy’s ability to wage effective war against us and our Allies.
  • Historical Context: What was happening in World War 2 during this time?
  • Unit History and War Diaries: Monthly summaries of combat activities and narrative of life at Guilia Field
  • Index of original microfiche source from Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA), Maxwell AFB

One thought on “459th Bomb Group (Heavy)

  1. 459th BG association;

    Writing to inform your research department / historian that a brand-new Fifteenth Air Force Book has been release and published.

    Included is a detailed day to day operations of all the groups, fighter claims and which groups were escorted from the start of the 15th AF on 1 November 1943 to final operations on 16 May 1945

    As the author, I am pleased with this body of work, using all historical records, one of the most comprehensive books currently written on the men and daily operations of the 15th AF.

    Cheers

    Dave Gansz

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