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42nd Bomb Wing

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US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 42d Bombardment Wing (Dive) on 8 Feb 1943 and activated on 16 Feb. Redesignated 42d Bombardment Wing (Medium), transferred overseas without personnel and equipment, and assigned to Twelfth AF, on 31 Jul 1943. Received groups in Aug 1943 and served in combat in the Mediterranean and European theaters until the end of the war. Returned to the US in Oct 1945. Inactivated on 25 Oct 1945.

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Frenc Croix de Guerre with Palm: Apr-Jun 1944.

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30 September 2019 14:59:40 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, motto, insignia, us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations, air forces and unit encompassing associations
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