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305th Bombardment Wing


US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 305th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 7 December 1943 and activated in Italy on 29 December. No combat components were assigned until 13 June 1945. Inactivated in Italy on 9 September 1945.


Part of
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  • 82nd Fighter Group

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  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

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  • 325th Fighter Group
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  • Erwin Teller

    Military | Corporal | MOS 686 - Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist | 384th Bomb Group


  • 44-8550

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/10/44; Hunter 5/11/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned PFF 613BS/401BG [IN-Q] Deenethorpe 2/1/45; 615BS [IY-D]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8653

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/11/44; Hunter 16/12/44; Grenier 19/12/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-S] Deenethorpe 21/1/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/5/46.




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Air Force Combat Units of World War II