2nd Air Division

Division
Two airmen of the 466th Bomb Group.

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: 2nd Air Division 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

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Other

Redesignated

Based

Ketteringham Hall 1945-06-22

Other

Disbanded

1945-08-28

Previously was

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

Encompassing

People

  • 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: 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

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Suitch's Bitch
  • Unit: 2nd Air Division 445th Bomb Group 700th Bomb Squadron
  • 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: 1,273 bombers and 675 fighters are dispatched to hit airfields and industrial targets in Germany visually and with H2X radar; clouds force 2 of the 3 forces to hit secondaries; 100+ Luftwaffe fighters including 36 Me 262s in formation (largest number...

Revisions

Date17 Jan 2022 06:11:19
Contributordmccullo
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Changed key image

Date4 Jan 2022 19:17:26
Contributordmccullo
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Revised unit connections.

Date4 Sep 2019 13:36:15
ContributorEmily
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Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date5 Jun 2015 13:09:25
Contributorrossingtonj
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Associated to 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date2 Jan 2015 17:18:10
Contributorjkeeffe389
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Lt. Col. James H Keeffe Jr documents.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:44
ContributorAAM
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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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