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1st Bomb Division

Division

Commanding officers
  • Bartlett Beaman

    Military | Brigadier General | Chief of Staff
    LOM/ BS/ DUC

  • Frank Armstrong

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding Officer; Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Commanded 97th BG from 31 July 1942 to 27 September 1942. ...

  • Haywood Hansell

    Military | Major General | Commander
    He worked under Eisenhower and Spaatz. He was experienced in Intelligence. He was the one who selected the crew of the 'Memphis Belle' to go back to America. One of the most important founders of the Strategic Heavy Bombing method. He helped formulate...

  • Howard Turner

    Military | Major General | Commanding General
    SS w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Newton Longfellow

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Bomber Command
    Formerly command pilot. CG VIII Bomber Command 2 December 1942 to 30 June 1943. Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME, CBE (Commander British Empire).

  • Robert Williams

    Military | Brigadier General | Aerial Observer | 303rd Bomb Group

  • William Gross

    Military | Brigadier General | 398th Bomb Group

  • Woodrow Dunlop

    Military | Commander | 381st Bomb Group

Structure

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 228 BIG WEEK - DAY 2

    21 February 1944
    Day 2 of BIG WEEK is another maximum effort by 8th Air Force to bomb 6 airfields in Germany as primary targets: Diepholz, Gütersloh, Lippstadt, Werl, Achmer and Handorf. In addition the industrial areas of Brunswick city are included as a primary...

  • 8th Air Force 232 LEAFLET DROP

    23 February 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on the French cities of REnnes, Le Mans, Chartres, Lille, and Orleans. There are no losses or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 293

    9 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 295

    10 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 298

    11 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 300

    12 April 1944

  • 301

    13 April 1944

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 308A

    19 April 1944

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established Brampton Grange 27 July 1942
Based Brampton Grange 27 July 1942 – 1 January 1945

Connections

People

  • Frank Armstrong

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding Officer; Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Commanded 97th BG from 31 July 1942 to 27 September 1942. ...

  • Bartlett Beaman

    Military | Brigadier General | Chief of Staff
    LOM/ BS/ DUC

  • Manvel Davis

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Staff Judge Advocate
    Received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and French War Cross for WW I

  • Woodrow Dunlop

    Military | Commander | 381st Bomb Group

  • Victor Ellard

    Military | Private First Class | Clerk; Key Punch Machine Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Was in an experiment to prevent colds. We put vaporisers in all of the barracks at an air base near Kettering, England. Maintained them and kept records for about 2 months, but it was not a success. The colds continued. GC/ WW II VM/ DSC/ ETO/ EAME

  • Howard Engstrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground Crew; Trfo to Apm
    Recon flight over Germany on VE Day, May 1945. 3 Battle Stars On V-E day I flew on a B-17 as an observer, over Germany for 8 hours photographing destroyed bridges and factories 1 silver star; 2 bronze stars

  • William Godburn

    Military | Private
    I entered the service on February 6, 1943 and had my basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. After basic, I went to an Army Air Corp school at the University of Southern MS. Service followed at an air base in Dyersburg, TN and Brooklyn Field, Mobile, AL. ...

  • Robert Kleifgen

    Military | Captain | Photographer/Assigned Intel photo Operations Echelon 1st Air DivisionHeadquarters | 351st Bomb Group
    Loaded cameras on bombers for bombing analysis . Put cameras on the planes for the 351st BG.

  • Charles Marion

    Military | Colonel | Assistant Chief of Staff; Director of Operations; CO | 303rd Bomb Group
    303 Bomb Group records indicate that he was assigned as a Pilot with the 303BG/360BS on 1-May-42 at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho with the rank of Major. Records are not clear as to when he arrived at Molesworth, UK or on what aircraft. ...

  • Anthony Mustoe

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Chief Weather Officer, 8th Air Force from April 1942 to December 1943. ...

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:21:28 Paul Bellamy Changes to type, commanding officers associations, mission associations and stations
Sources

1st Air Division records (1AD HQ Historical Society)

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:09:37 Paul Bellamy Changes to unit became association, mission associations and stations
Sources

1st Air Division records (1AD HQ Historical Society)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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