Friday, July 10, 2015

Staff Sgt in 15th Army Air Force

Ok you all were so good to identify the Air Force uniform, we are going to test you on some uniform hats and other service uniforms.  We have placed a selection of photographs on our website: under the collections tab and ask you to please take a look at them and correct us if we have mislabeled them.  

This uniform belonged to a Staff Sgt in the 15th Army Air Force,  The 15th only was in existence for 18 months from Nov 1, 1943-Sept 15, 1945. Its first commander was General Jimmy Doolittle and  primarily operated out of southern Italy where it crippled the enemy 's transportation system.
The uniform also bears a Honorable Service medal,and a Gunner badge.