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The 308th Bombardment Group (H) was established by Army Air Forces on 28 Jan 1942. The flying personnel spent most of October in transition training with the B-24, training combat crews as well

The 308th Bombardment Group (H) was established by Army Air Forces on 28 Jan 1942. However, it was not until the 15th of April that the unit was activated at Gowen Field, Idaho. On that same day uthorization for, and activation of, the 373rd, 374th, 375th and 425th Bomb Squadrons occurred, with all of them assigned to the 308th. The flying personnel spent most of October in transition training with the B-24, training combat crews as well. Meanwhile, the ground echelon was acquiring, organizing and processing personnel and supplies at Wendover Field.

The 425th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with 308th Bombardment Wing at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York, where it was inactivated in 1961. The squadron was active in the CBI as a B-24 Liberator unit. Activated in early 1942 in Idaho as a long-range B-24 Liberator bombardment squadron under Second Air Force

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The 308th Bombardment Group was a heavy bomber unit that was based in China from March 1943 until June 1945, from where it supported the Chinese and attacked the Japanese Empire from the west

The 308th Bombardment Group was a heavy bomber unit that was based in China from March 1943 until June 1945, from where it supported the Chinese and attacked the Japanese Empire from the west. The group was activated in April 1942, and initially trained with a mix of B-18 Bolos and B-24 Liberators. After the early Japanese successes most Allied bases within striking distance of the heart of the Japanese Empire had been lost, but long range bombers based in China would be able to reach targets that were otherwise out of reach

the 308th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the Flying Tigers : the men, the B-24s, and the events from 1943 to 1945. Published 1994 by .

the 308th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the Flying Tigers : the men, the B-24s, and the events from 1943 to 1945. Foster] in [Keene, . American Personal narratives, Biography, China, China.

5th Bombardment Group (Heavy): Bomber Barons. by Turner Publishing. This document is intended to cover the history of the Fifth Bombardment Group from the era immediately preceding WWII, through the war years until V-J Day 1945. It is presented against a summary background of the entire life of the organization. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

those flown by the U. S. heavy bomber groups in the European Theater. The squadron then settled down for a long tour of duty in the Hawaiian Islands

those flown by the U. Firsts stud the 13th’s record. The men recruited for the squadron were mostly from the New England States and New r York with a few from New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. When Hazelhurst Field closed, the 4th Aero Squadron moved on November 1, 1919 to Mitchell Field, New York. The squadron then settled down for a long tour of duty in the Hawaiian Islands. From January 24, 1920 to August 17, 1920 nothing out of the ordinary happened.

The camaraderie among the men of fighter-plane or pursuit squadrons had . Neither Lindbergh nor any others of the 475th were able to see the action and Colonel MacDonald radioed asking the location of the fight.

The camaraderie among the men of fighter-plane or pursuit squadrons had been famous ever since their appearance in the First World War. It was most especially so in the 475th, stuck as it was between the edge of a hostile jungle and the endless sea. There was no Paris, nor the diversions of Paris, to turn to for leave. Then the artillery began its bombardment in preparation for the infantry attack. The attack, however, proved unnecessary; the infantry had moved in and occupied the area barely firing a shot.

The USAAF 10th Air Force’s 7th Bombardment Group, based in India, began B-24 operations in late 1942. The B-24’s had extra fuel and a slightly lighter than normal bomb load. They flew the mission at low level to surprise the defenses. The mission was complex and many of the crews were on their first mission. Five B-24 pilots received the Medal of Honor for this mission. Enemy action destroyed 41 aircraft.