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57th Bomb Wing

Wing

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Redesignated 57th Bombardment Wing in April 1943. Assigned to Twelfth AF in Aug 1943 and continued operations in the Mediterranean theatre until the end of the war. Inactivated in Italy on 12 Sep 1945.

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  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. It trained in New England and...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 79th Fighter Group
  • 310th Bomb Group
  • 321st Bomb Group
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Stations

Station Location Date
Redesignated from 8th Fighter Wing April 1943
Assigned 12th Air Force August 1943

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30 September 2019 15:16:55 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, motto, insignia, us air force combat units of world war ii description, air forces and unit encompassing associations
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