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2nd Air Division


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

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 2d Bombardment Division on 30 Aug 1943....Redesignated 2d Air Division in Dec 1944. Served in combat in the European theater from Sep 1943 until Apr 1945. Moved to the US in Jun 1945. Disbanded on 28 Aug 1945.

Commanding officers
  • Walter Peck

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer | 458th Bomb Group

  • William Kepner

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command
    From 1909 to 1913, Kepner served in the US Marine Corps. By 1916 he was a second lieutenant in the Indiana National Guard. After a short spell in the US cavalry, in 1917 he transferred to the infantry as a captain and commanded a company at the Battle...


Part of
  • Eighth Air Force

    Eighth Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force in February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

Previously was
  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    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.

Not yet known


  • 8th Air Force 851

    27 February 1945
    1,107 bombers and 745 fighters are dispatched to hit road and rail communications at Halle and Leipzig using H2X radar

  • 896

    19 March 1945

  • 896

    19 March 1945

  • 896

    19 March 1945

  • 896

    19 March 1945

  • 8th Air Force 926

    4 April 1945


Station Location Date
Based Ketteringham Hall December 1944 – 22 June 1945
Redesignated December 1944
Disbanded 28 August 1945



  • Emmaretta Adamson

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Joan Affronte

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Sarah Allen

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Eleen Alrom

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Ruth Andrews

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Virginia Armacost

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Milton Arnold

    Military | Brigadier General | Wing Commander | 389th Bomb Group
    Overseas 1942 to establish ATC Atlantic Ferry Route as staff meteorologist; assisted in planning secret route for Allied Chiefs' Casablanca Conference, January 1943. Commander of the 389th Bomb Group. SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Lela Ash

    Military | Women's Army Corps

  • Robert Ayrest

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt. Robert C. Ayrest was born on April 21, 1921. His hometown was Inglewood, California. His wife was Mary L. Ayrest, two sons Robert Claud and Howard Donald, and a brother Alan. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity at UCLA. ...

  • Bernita Baker

    Military | Women's Army Corps

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  • 42-100374 Suitch's Bitch

    B-24 Liberator
    In mid-December, 1943, Lt. Suitch received orders to proceed to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take possession of a newly-built B-24 Liberator bomber. The bomber assigned to Lt. Suitch's crew was built at the Consolidated plant in San Diego, California, as part...

  • 42-25959

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    62nd FS [LM-P], 56th FG, 8th AF, Boxted, Station 150; ...




Date Contributor Update
17 January 2022 06:11:19 dmccullo Changes to media associations

Changed key image

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2022 19:17:26 dmccullo Changes to unit part of associations

Revised unit connections.

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2019 13:36:15 Emily Changes to type, us air force combat units of world war ii description, description, unit part of associations, commanding officers associations and stations

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2015 13:09:25 rossingtonj Changes to mission associations and stations

Associated to 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2015 17:18:10 jkeeffe389 Changes to type and aircraft types

Lt. Col. James H Keeffe Jr documents.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest

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