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98th Combat Bomb Wing


US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Activated as 3d Bomb Wing on 7 Jun 1942. Assigned to Eighth AF... Redesignated 98th Combat Bombardment Wing (Medium) in Nov 1943. Assigned to Ninth AF and continued combat operations until Apr 1945. Redesignated 98th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in Jun 1945. Inactivated in Europe on 27 Nov 1945

Commanding officers
  • Carl Storrie

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer 387th Bomb Group | 387th Bomb Group


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  • 3rd Bomb Wing

    3rd Bomb Wing

    One of four original bombardment wings of the Eighth Air Force, the 3rd Bomb Wing comprised four groups of B-26 Marauder medium bombers by September 1943, as part of VIII Air Support Command. ...

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Station Location Date
Based Earls Colne November 1943 – July 1944
Redesignated November 1943
Based Dover Army Air Base 18 July 1944 – 19 August 1944
Based Lessay 23 August 1944
Based Chartres 24 September 1944
Based Laon/Athies 2 October 1944
Based Venlo 3 May 1945



  • Harold Mace

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot - Group Commander - Wing Commander | 416th Bomb Group
    Harold Loring Mace was born at Lake Helen, Florida, on October 10, 1907. He was accepted as a Flying Cadet on October 23, 1928, and on October 12, 1929, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Corps Reserve of the Army. He was commissioned a...


  • N6410

    Airspeed Oxford Mk II N6410, assigned to 98th Combat Bomb Wing, 9AF USAAF. Crashed due to poor weather, hit trees 5 miles West of Winchester, pilot 1st Lt Theodore Ralph Lindholm Jnr Died non Battle (DNB)




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Air Force Combat Units of World War II

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

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)