Re:B-24´s at the Harbor of Naples, Italy, February 07, 1943
Rolland...A small correction....the 93rd BG was assigned to the 8th AF...it was never assigned to the 9th AF...there were two times that a DETACHMENT was sent to Africa....the first was in Dec 42, and they were awarded a DUC for operations from Dec 42-Feb 43.
A detahcment returned to Mediterreane Theater Jun-Jul43 to support the invasion of SIily and to participate in the famous low level attack against enemy oil insatallations at Ploes,and again was ent back to ti on Aug 1, 1943. The detachment returned to England, and again was sent to the Med to support Fifth Army at Slaermo for the invasion of Italy, and rejoined teh group in Oct 43.
one was for the Low Level Ploesti Raid, and
James S. Peters Sr. T/Sgt B-17 Flt Engr, 27 missions 99 BG, 348BS, 5th Wing, 15th AAF Tortorella, (Foggia#2), Italy My Tour was from 12/03/44-06/19/45 M/Sgt USAF (Retired)