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47th Bomb Wing

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US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 7th Pursuit Wing on 19 October 1940. Activated on 18 December 1940. Inactivated on 31 August 1941.Redesignated 7th Fighter Wing. Activated on 7 June 1942. Moved to North Africa, October to November 1942, to operate with Twelfth Air Force. Redesignated 47th Bombardment Wing(Medium) in February 1943. Assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in November 1943 and afterward operated as a heavy bombardment organization until the war ended. Redesignated 47th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) in April 1945. Returned to the US in May. Redesignated 47th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) in June. Inactivated on 15 Oct 1945

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    376th Bomb Group

    Group
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  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
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  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

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    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 82nd Fighter Group

    82nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 82nd Fighter Group flew training missions from bases in Northern Ireland between October and December 1942. They then joined the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa, supporting the ground invasion of Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Between October 1943...

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    98th Bomb Group

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    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

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    320th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 320th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 19 June 1942. ...

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