Air Force combat units of World War II by Maurer Maurer

By Maurer Maurer

Like several chronologies, bibliographies, and encyclopedias, Air strength strive against devices of worldwide battle II serves a really specified historic functionality. It strains the lineage of every military air Corps and U.S. Air strength strive against team or better association energetic in global struggle II, shape its origins to 1956. it's a concise legit list of these devices, their assignments, subordinate enterprises, stations, commanders, campaigns, plane, and undefined. yet greater than that, it's an enormous resource of prepared details offering readers with a company reminiscence of significant information

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Moved to the west coast immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and flew patrols for several weeks. Redesignated 1st Fighter Group in May ‘942. Moved to England, Tun-Jul 1942. Assigned to Eighth AF. Entered combat with P-38 aircraft on 28 Aug and flew a number of missions to France before being assigned to Twelfth AF for duty in the Mediterranean theater. Moved to North Africa, part of the ground echelon landing with the assault forces at Arzeu beach on 8 Nov 1942. The air echelon arrived a few days later and the group soon began operations, attacking enemy shipping, escorting bombers, flying strafing missions, and performing reconnaissance duties during the campaign for Tunisia.

2d Lt Frederick A Williams, 23 Jul 1942; Maj J D Russell, 1942; Maj James F Setchell, 12 Jan 1943; Lt Col Waymond A Davis, 27 Feb 1943; Maj Leon W Gray, 23 Oct 1943; Maj Lloyd R Nuttall, 4 Feb 1944; Col Wilbur H Stratton, 21 Sep 1 9 4 ; Lt Col Bernard S Hendler, g Aug 1g45-unkn. American Theater; Air Combat, EAME Theater; Air Offensive, Europe; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley. DECORATIONS. Distinguished Unit Citation: MTO, 6 Sep 1944.

Moved to Australia early in 1942 and became part of Fifth AF. Redesignated 3d Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, and 3d Bombardment Group (Light) in May 1943. Served in combat from I Apr 1942 until V-J Day. Used A-20, A-24, and B-25 aircraft for operations. The group had its headquarters in Australia until Jan 1943, but its squadrons operated from New Guinea, bombing and strafing enemy airfields, supply lines, installations, and shipping as the Allies halted the Japanese drive toward Port Moresby and drove the enemy back from Buna to Lae.

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