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92nd Combat Bomb Wing (I)

Wing

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 92nd Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 25 Oct 1943. Activated in England on 1 Nov 1943. Assigned to Eighth AF. Entered combat on 11 Dec 1943 but its group were reassigned on 15 Dec 1943.

Commanding officers
  • Julius Lacey

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Commanding officer 384th Bomb Group from 6-Sep-43 to 23-Nov-43 then was given command of the 94th Combat Bomb wing. ...

Structure

Part of
  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Encompassing
  • 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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Stations

Station Location Date
Established Polebrook 1 November 1943
Based Polebrook 1 November 1943 – 15 December 1943
Based

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:38:15 Paul Bellamy Changes to air forces
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:37:35 Paul Bellamy Changes to name and unit part of associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:02:14 Paul Bellamy Changes to unit encompassing associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 00:00:21 Paul Bellamy Created entry with type, category, name, description, unit became association and stations
Sources

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

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