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20th Combat Bomb Wing



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  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

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  • 58th Station Complement Squadron
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  • Robert Brady

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner. Bryson's crew | 448th Bomb Group

  • Wilbur Bryson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Leland Fiegel

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer 93rd BG, Air Executive, Deputy Wing Commander | 381st Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer of the 93rd Bomb Group 9-August-1943 to 27-Sep-1944. Air Executive with Headquarters (381st Bomb Group). Commanding Officer 20th BG, 17 May 1945. Deputy Wing Commander 20th Combat Bomb Wing, 18 June 1945.

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

  • William Horrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Casper Interrante

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner and Chaff Thrower | 448th Bomb Group

  • George Jeffries

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group

  • Donald Kamler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 448th Bomb Group

  • Theodore Matson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group

  • Conley Motley

    Military | Tail Gunner

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

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)