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Fifteenth Air Force
60th AMW KC-10 refueling a C-5 GalaxyBoeing C-17A Globemaster III 06-6155 of the 21st Airlift Squadron, 60th AMWActive 30 October 1943 – 15 September 1945 31 March 1946 – 19 March 2012Country  United StatesBranch   United States
United States
Air ForceEngagements World War II
World War II
– EAME TheaterDecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award (10x)CommandersNotable commanders Nathan Twining James Doolittle Archie J. Old Jr.InsigniaEmblem of the 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task ForceThe Fifteenth Expeditionary Mobility Task Force (15 ETF) was one of two ETFs assigned to the United States
United States
Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) and was headquartered at Travis Air Force Base, California
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Lewis H. Brereton
Lewis Hyde Brereton (June 21, 1890 – July 20, 1967) was a military aviation pioneer and lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. A 1911 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he began his military career as a United States Army
United States Army
officer in the Coast Artillery Corps prior to World War I, then spent the remainder of his service as a career aviator. Brereton was one of the few senior U.S. commanders in World War II
World War II
who served in combat theaters continuously from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the German surrender, and he saw action in more theaters than any other senior officer. He began World War II
World War II
as a major general commanding the Far East Air Force in the Philippines
Philippines
and concluded it as a lieutenant general in command of the First Allied Airborne Army in Germany
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Vietnam War
North Vietnamese victoryWithdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia
Cambodia
and Laos South Vietnam
South Vietnam
is annexed by North VietnamTerritorial changes Re
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Operation Desert Storm
Coalition victoryIraqi forces expelled from Kuwait Kuwaiti monarchy restored Destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure Failed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi government Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
regime of the Iraqi Baathist government retains power in Iraq UN sanctions against Iraq United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 establishes cease-fire terms, beginning of the
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United States Air Force
Department of Defense Department of the Air ForceHeadquarters The Pentagon Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.Motto(s) "Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win"[7] "Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do"[8]Colors Ultramarine
Ultramarine
blue, Golden yellow[9]          March The U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
 Play (help·info)Anniversaries 18 SeptemberEngagementsSee listMexican Expedition (As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps) World War I
World War I
(As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps
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Tunisia
Islam
Islam
(state religion; 99.1% Sunni[9] others (1%; including Christian, Jewish, Shia, Bahá'í)[9]Demonym TunisianGovernment Unitary semi-presidential republic[12][13]• PresidentBeji Caid Essebsi• Head of GovernmentYoussef ChahedLegislature Assembly of the Representatives of the PeopleFormation•  Husainid Dynasty
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Mediterranean Theater Of Operations
The Mediterranean Theater of Operations, United States Army
United States Army
(MTOUSA), originally called the North African Theater of Operations (NATOUSA),[1] was the American term for the theater of operations covering North Africa
North Africa
and Italy
Italy
during World War II. American operations in the theater began with the Allied Expeditionary Force, which landed on the beaches of northwest Africa on November 8, 1942, in Operation Torch
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Ninth Air Force
The Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
(9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
(ACC). It has been headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, since activation on 5 August 2009. From 1990, units were deployed to the Middle East against Iraq, and from 2001 against threats emanating from Afghanistan. This prior Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
is now known as United States
United States
Air Forces Central (USAFCENT). Until August 2009, the Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
shared its commander with USAFCENT.[4] In a complicated transfer of lineage, the Second World War-and-after heritage of the Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
was bestowed solely on United States
United States
Air Forces Central, and a new Ninth Air Force, was activated on the U.S
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Mediterranean
The Mediterranean Sea
Sea
is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin
Mediterranean Basin
and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe
Southern Europe
and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa
North Africa
and on the east by the Levant. Although the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually identified as a separate body of water
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Cold War
The Cold War
Cold War
was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
(the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc
Western Bloc
(the United States, its NATO allies and others). Historians do not fully agree on the dates, but a common timeframe is the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine, a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism, was announced, and either 1989, when communism fell in Eastern Europe, or 1991, when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
collapsed
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Operation Overlord
Civilian deaths:11,000–19,000 killed in pre-invasion bombing[21] 13,632–19,890 killed during invasion[22] Total: 25,000–39,000 killedv t eOperation Overlord Invasion of NormandyPreludeAtlantic Wall BodyguardFortitude Zeppelin Titanic Taxable, Glimmer & Big DrumCombined Bomber Offensive Pointblank Transport PlanPostage Able Tarbrush Tiger FabiusInitial Airborne Assault British SectorTongaDeadstick Merville BatteryMallardAmerican SectorAlbany Boston Chicago Detroit Elmira Normandy
Normandy
landings American SectorOma
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Poland
Coordinates: 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic
Republic
of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska  (Polish)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Mazurek Dąbro
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Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia[1] (/ˌtʃɛkoʊsloʊˈvækiə, -kə-, -slə-, -ˈvɑː-/;[2][3] Czech and Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko[4][5]), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Slovakia
on 1 January 1993. From 1939 to 1945, following its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, the state did not de facto exist but its government-in-exile continued to operate. From 1948 to 1990, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
was part of the Soviet bloc with a command economy. Its economic status was formalized in membership of Comecon
Comecon
from 1949 and its defense status in the Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
of May 1955
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Balkans
The Balkans, or the Balkan Peninsula, is a geographic area in southeastern Europe
Europe
with various and disputed definitions.[1][2] The region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains
Balkan Mountains
that stretch from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea. The Balkan Peninsula
Peninsula
is bordered by the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
on the northwest, the Ionian Sea
Ionian Sea
on the southwest, the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
in the south and southeast, and the Black Sea
Black Sea
on the east and northeast. The northern border of the peninsula is variously defined
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Foggia, Italy
Foggia ([ˈfɔddʒa] ( listen)) is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. In 2013 its population was 153,143. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavoliere, also known as the "granary of Italy".Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Climate3 Main sights 4 Economy 5 Transport 6 Sport 7 Famous people 8 International relations8.1 Twin towns – sister cities9 In popular culture 10 See also 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit]Piazza Cavour in FoggiaThe name "Foggia" might derive from Latin "fovea", meaning "pit", referring to the pits where wheat was stored
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