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92nd Combat Bomb Wing (II)

Wing

This was the second of two 92nd Combat Bomb Wings in the 8AF.
Due to potential confusion with the 92nd Bomb Group, also in the 1st Bombardment Division, the original 92CBW was redesignated the 94th in December 1943.

The second 92CBW was later established at part of the 3rd Bombardment Division.

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  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

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  • 85th Station Complement Squadron
  • Headquarters (92nd Combat Bomb Wing)
  • 1192nd Military Police Company
  • 1202nd Military Police Company
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Sudbury (Acton) March 1944

Connections

People

  • Jack Shuck

    Military | Colonel | Commander, 95th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group, Base Commander | 452nd Bomb Group
    Deputy C/S for Operations, 3rd Air Division, Deputy C/S for Operations, 92nd Combat Bomb Wing. Commander 95th Bomb Group 15 October 1944 - April 1945. Commander 452nd Bomb Group, 6 June 1945 - July 1945.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:48:43 Paul Bellamy Changes to type, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
Sources

3rd Air Division records (AFHRA, Maxwell AFB)

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:47:09 Paul Bellamy Changes to name, description, unit part of associations and stations
Sources

3rd Air Division records (AFHRA, Maxwell AFB)

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

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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