3rd Air Division

Division

Object Number - UPL 13952 - Stained glass window memorial, commemorating the 3rd Air Division, inside the church of St Andrew and St Patrick, Elveden, Suffolk.

In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division
  • Service Numbers: O-15502
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division
  • Service Numbers: O-17159
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Chief of Staff

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Other

Redesignated

Based

Honington 1945-11-21

Other

Inactivated

1945-11-21

Previously was

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

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 13th Combat Bomb Wing 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division
  • Service Numbers: 34375530
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-403621
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer, Director Operational Analysis
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 93rd Combat Bomb Wing 34th Bomb Group 4th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (93rd Combat Bomb Wing)
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division
  • Service Numbers: 38330610
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Renovation
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 4th Combat Bomb Wing 94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fearless Fosdick
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 45th Combat Bomb Wing 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spirit of Martinez, Cal's Rascals
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 13th Combat Bomb Wing 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Seamans Demons
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 3rd Bomb Division 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Master
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division Headquarters Squadron (3rd Air Division)

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

Date4 Sep 2019 14:20:20
ContributorEmily
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date10 Mar 2016 00:18:49
ContributorJameswbrice
Sources

James W Brice, son of
MAJ William R Brice, Bombadier
418th Bombardment Squadron
100th Bomb Group
13th Combat Bombardment Wing
3rd Air Division

Date10 Mar 2016 00:17:56
ContributorJameswbrice
Sources

James W Brice, son of
MAJ William R Brice, Bombadier
418th Bombardment Squadron
100th Bomb Group
13th Combat Bombardment Wing
3rd Air Division

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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