Constituted as the 15th Air Force on 30 October 1943 and activated November 1 with first operations the next day. With B-24 and B-17 heavy bombers and their fighter escorts were tasked with strategic bombing campaign.
Major General James H. Doolittle, 1 Nov 1943
Major General Nathan F. Twining, 3 Jan 1944
Tunis, Tunisia, 1 Nov 1943
Bari, Italy, 1 Dec 1943 - 15 Sep 1945
Air Combat, EAME Theater
Air Offensive, Europe
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