392nd Bomb Group

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The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5157 - The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.

The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased the ability of crews to fight enemy aircraft flying head on against the bomber. The Group was awarded one Distinguished Unit Citation for bombing an aircraft and components factory at Gotha on 24 February 1944, as part of the Big Week of assaults on German aircraft targets. After the invasion of mainland Europe the Group supported the airborne invasion of Holland and assault across the Rhine by Allied paratroops.

Explore the records and photos of the 392nd Bomb Group here: www.b24.net

Browse 392nd Bomb Group photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/40

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Biggs Field 1 March 1943 - 18 April 1943

Based

Wendling 1 August 1943 - 15 June 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Civilian
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group
  • Role/Job: Doctor
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Hell's Wagon
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Old Glory
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date7 Mar 2021 16:26:58
ContributorSlade
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2nd Bombardment Group Newsletter, 1986

Date29 May 2020 20:16:53
Contributorjmoore43
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Removed word "an" before the word "adaptation" as it did not make sense.

Date4 Feb 2020 14:11:54
Contributorphil marchese
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Technical and grammatical corrections, e.g. ,model to seris for H.

Date17 Mar 2019 18:41:18
ContributorDieterle
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Richard Dieterle (forgot to link to place).

Date17 Mar 2019 18:39:24
ContributorDieterle
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Richard Dieterle — citation from unit history above; station from Biggs Field page.

Date9 Mar 2018 14:57:33
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date9 Feb 2018 15:25:28
ContributorLucy May
Date10 Apr 2015 18:23:34
ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo

Date19 Mar 2015 10:19:05
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
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 / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / 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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