2nd Bomb Division

Division
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.'

Object Number - FRE 1752 - 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...

The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Commanding Officers

General Ted Timberlake of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gen Ted Timberlake CO 2BW.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 20th Combat Bomb Wing 2nd Combat Bomb Wing 453rd Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-18619
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General
General James O Hodges visits Colonel Thompson of the 448th Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'B/G James P Hodges (rt) with Col Thompson 448 BG (left).' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '448 BG- 2nd BD Co General Hodges visiting Col Thompson.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (2nd Air Division)
  • Service Numbers: O-10891
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General
  • 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

Constituted

Old Catton 1943-08-30

Based

Horsham St Faith 1943-09-13

Based

Ketteringham Hall

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: 2nd Bomb Division 96th Combat Bomb Wing 458th Bomb Group 2016th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Fire Fighter
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Division 96th Combat Bomb Wing 458th Bomb Group 2016th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Fire Fighter
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Division 20th Combat Bomb Wing 448th Bomb Group 712th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809318
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Division 20th Combat Bomb Wing 448th Bomb Group 712th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19055027
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Division 1686th Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company
  • Service Numbers: 3102643
  • Highest Rank: Private

Mission

  • Date: 17 April 1944

Revisions

Date4 Sep 2019 13:29:48
ContributorEmily
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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