1st Bomb Division

Division
Brigadier-General Frank Alton Armstrong Jr. during a visit to the 305th Bomb Group Official caption on image: "(GPR-83-9305) (18-6-43) (Brig. Gen. Armstrong..."

Object Number - FRE 4326 - Brigadier-General Frank Alton Armstrong Jr. during a visit to the 305th Bomb Group Official caption on image: "(GPR-83-9305) (18-6-43) (Brig. Gen....

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.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division
  • Service Numbers: O-15721
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division 303rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-15154
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Aerial Observer, Commander

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Other

Constituted

Brampton Grange 30 August 1943

Other

Activated

Brampton Grange 13 September 1943 - 20 September 1943

Based

Alconbury 20 September 1943

Other

Redesignated

Previously was

  • Unit Hierarchy: Wing
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Bomber Command 1st Bomb Division 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 97th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-17459
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer; Pilot
Colonel Bartlett Beman at work at his desk. A censor has obscured the documents on his desk. Image stamped on reverse: 'Wide World.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 2 Feb 1943.' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'BEHIND-SCENES PICTURES OF US ARMY AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS WING IN ENGLAND. This set of Wide World pictures was made recently in England and shows behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work and life of a Headquarters wing of the US Army Air Force. Headquarters wing is supply section and coordinatio
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Chief of Staff
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division
  • Service Numbers: O-146733
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Staff Judge Advocate
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division 2nd Bomb Division 446th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ground Support
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division 381st Bomb Group Headquarters (381st Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-20814
  • Role/Job: Commander

Mission

  • Date: 13 April 1944
  • Date: 20 April 1944
  • Date: 22 April 1944

Revisions

Date4 Sep 2019 11:33:02
ContributorEmily
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date2 Oct 2014 00:21:28
ContributorPaul Bellamy
Sources

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

Date2 Oct 2014 00:09:37
ContributorPaul Bellamy
Sources

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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

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)

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