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Unit Details

Strength
Air Squadron
 
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Description
Parent Unit: 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Operations: Combat in MTO and ETO, 19 May 1944 - 26 Apr 1945

Service Streamers: American Theater

Emblem: None

References: (Books)
460th Bomb Group History by Duane L. and Betty J. Bohnstedt
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force in World War II, Edited by Maurer Maurer
Air Force Combat Groups in World War II, Edited by Maurer Maurer
B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force by Robert F. Dorr
Fifteenth Air Force Story by Kenn C. Rust

References: (Websites)
www.15thaf.org/15th_BW/460th_BG
 

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  • Wells, Mitch, TSgt, (1942-1945)
 
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Squadron transferred to Trinidad
Squadron move to Waller Field, Trinidad, and participated in Operation Green.
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1945
Squadron transferred to Brazil
Squadron transferred to Natal, Brazil.
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1945
Inactivated
The 762nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) was inactivated on 26 Sep 1945.
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1945
Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from H ... More
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1944 - 1945
North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
(North Apennines Campaign 10 September 1944 to 4 April 1945) In Italy during the fall and winter of 1944-1945 the Allies used their air power against the enemy’s communications as ground forces ... More
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1944 - 1945
Central Europe Campaign (1945)
Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced a ... More
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1945 - 1945
Po Valley Campaign (1945)
The effectiveness of interdiction in northern Italy was shown by the success of the final Allied drive in that area in April 1945. With communications shattered, the Germans were unable to move enough ... More
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1945 - 1945
Germany Surrenders, End of WWII
German forces in Italy surrender: On 29 April, the day before Hitler died, SS General Karl Wolff signed a surrender document at Caserta on behalf of General von Vietinghoff, after prolonged unauthoris ... More
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1945 - 1945
Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
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Austria - 26 Jul 1944
1944
Overseas movement to the Mediterranean (MTO)
Began moving overseas on the Liberty ship SS Ethan Allen and on B-24 aircraft.
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1944
New Station in Italy
First personnel arrived at Spinazzola, Italy. Remained at Spinazzola, Italy until 6 Jun 1945.
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1944
Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
(Air Offensive, Europe Campaign 4 July 1942 to 5 June 1944) Pre-war doctrine had held that waves of bombers hitting enemy cities would cause mass panic and the rapid collapse of the enemy. As a result ... More
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1942 - 1944
Normandy Campaign (1944)
(Normandy Campaign 6 June to 24 July 1944) Early on D-Day airborne troops landed in France to gain control of strategic areas. Aerial and naval bombardment followed. Then the invasion fleet, covered b ... More
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1944 - 1944
Northern France Campaign (1944)
(Northern France Campaign 25 July to 14 September 1944) Bombardment along a five-mile stretch of the German line enabled the Allies to break through on 25 July. While some armored forces drove southwa ... More
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1944 - 1944
Southern France Campaign (1944)
(Southern France Campaign 15 August to 14 September 1944) While the Germans were retreating in Italy in the summer of 1944, the Allies diverted some of their strength in the theater to the invasion of ... More
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1944 - 1944
Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
(Rome-Arno Campaign 22 January to 9 September 1944) U.S. 5th Army advanced 150 miles to the Arno River. The unsuccessful attempt to break the Gustav Line on 22 January was followed by another unsucces ... More
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1944 - 1944
762nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
Constituted 762nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy).
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1943
Activation of the 762nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
Activated at Alamogordo Army Airfield, New Mexico.
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1943
Squadron transferred to Utah
Transferred to Kearns, Utah
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1943
Squadron transferred to Georgia
Transferred to Chatham Army Air Field, Georgia.
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1943
 
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