450th Bomb Group (H): The "Cottontails" of WWII
As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 450th Bomb Group, dubbed Cottontails"" by the enemy, flew B-24s out of Southern italy on bombing runs. Many rare photographs and stories of enemy ""flak,"" bailouts, prisoner-of-war-experiences and other dramatic first person accounts are included. ""
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15th Air Force 450th Bombardment Group 50 missions accurate and heavy aiming point Air Medal Airdrome Alamogordo April Army Air assigned attack Austria awards include B-24s dropped bailed base Battle Stars bombardier bomber bombs on target BookOne S-2 Narratives BookThree S-2 Narratives BookTwo S-2 Narratives born Brenner Pass Bridge bursts CASUALTIES Cottontails Courtesy Diary direct hits Distinguished Flying Cross engineer enlisted FIGHTERS flak flew flight Germany grandchildren Italy James John July June landing Manduria March married Marshalling Yards Medal with three memorable experiences include military locations included minor flak damage navigator Oil Refinery operational day Photos pilot plane Ploesti Purple Heart railroad received minor flak RESULTS retired returned Robert Rumania ship shot Sqdn Squadron staff sergeant Stalag Luft III target area three children three OLCs tons of bombs turret gunner USAAC USAAF Vienna William wing wounded by flak Yugoslavia