2nd Air Division

Division
Two airmen of the 466th Bomb Group. media-380765.jpg FRE 1959 MGEN William B. Kepner (Left) - Commander of the 2nd Air Division - 8th AF COL Elvin S. Ligon - Commander of the 466th BG - 2nd Air Division - 8th AF Photo taken on the occasion of the 466th BG's 200th mission party. Roger Freeman Collection

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Object Number - FRE 1959 - MGEN William B. Kepner (Left) - Commander of the 2nd Air Division - 8th AF COL Elvin S. Ligon - Commander of the 466th BG - 2nd Air Division - 8th AF...

In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 467th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-10768
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Fighter Command 2nd Air Division
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command

Connections

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Other

Disbanded

28 August 1945

Other

Redesignated

Based

Ketteringham Hall 22 June 1945

Previously was

A formation of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group enroute to Europe. Printed caption on reverse: '71049 AC- A formation of Consolidated B-24 "Liberators" of the 2nd Bomb Division, roars over Europe en route to the target area. 24 November 1944. US Air Force photo.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Air Division
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Women's Army Corps 2nd Air Division
  • Role/Job: Women's Army Corps
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Women's Army Corps 2nd Air Division
  • Role/Job: Women's Army Corps
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Women's Army Corps 2nd Air Division
  • Role/Job: Women's Army Corps
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Air Division
  • Service Numbers: O-247518
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Assistant Chief of Staff

Aircraft

Lieutenant James G Bartley of the 353rd Fighter Group takes a photograph beside a P-47 Thunderbolt (SX-Q, serial number 42-25959). Written on slide casing: 'Bartley & P-47.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 2nd Air Division 353rd Fighter Group 56th Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron 61st Fighter Squadron 62nd Fighter Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 19 March 1945
  • Official Description:

Revisions

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Changed key image

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Revised unit connections.

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ContributorEmily
ChangesChanges to type, us air force combat units of world war ii description, description, unit part of associations, commanding officers associations and stations
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Air Force Combat Units of World War II

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Contributorrossingtonj
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Associated to 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

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Contributorjkeeffe389
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Lt. Col. James H Keeffe Jr documents.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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