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Duty Station Details

Strength
Air Squadron
 
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Year
1943 - 1945

Description
Parent Unit: 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Operations: Combat in MTO and ETO (19 May 1944 to 26 Apr 1945)

Service Streamers: American Theater

Emblem: None.

References: Books
460th Bomb Group History by Duane :/ amd Bettu Bohnstedt (Published 1996)
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force in World War II, Edited by: Maurer Maurer
Air Force Combat Units 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/55th_bw/460th_bg

5 Members Who Served in This Duty Station


 
  • Woodward, John, SMSgt, (1942-1963)
 

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Last Mission
The 763rd BS flew its last mission on this date and bomb a target in northern Italy.
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1945
Squadron transferred to Trinidad
The 763rd BS moved to Waller field, Trinidad, and became part of the ATC, moving troops to Brazil, where other aircraft started them towards the United States.
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1945
Squadron transferred to Brazil
On this date the 763rd BS was transferred to Natal, Brazil.
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1945
Inactivation
On this the 763rd BS was inactivated at Natal, Brazil
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1945
Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
During their offensive in the Ardennes the Germans drove into Belgium and Luxembourg, creating a great bulge in the line. For some time the weather was bad, but when it cleared the Allies could send t ... More
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1944 - 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
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
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
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
Description
Austria - 26 Jul 1944. The Citation describes the mission as follows: "Throughout the day and night prior to the attack, the ground crews worked untiringly and enthusiastically to have their air ... More
1944
Overseas Movement to the Mediterranean (MTO)
Overseas movement began with the loading of the Liberty ship SS Jonothan Edwads and on B-24 aircraft.
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1944
New station in Italy
A few aircraft arrived at Spinazzola Air Field, Italy, and started setting up the camp. Other aircrews ferry personnel who had been bumped off the aircraft by the ATC, from Oudna. Two aircraft crash ... More
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1944
First Mission
The first target for the 763rd was the marshalling yards at Metkovic, Yougoslavia. Thirty three aircraft from the group took off and dropped 61 tons of 500 lbs. bombs.
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1944
First Aircraft Lost
Heavy flak was encountered of the target, Brod, Yugoslavia, and the aircraft "Rogers' Rangers" of the 763rd BS was lost after taking a direct hit on the #3 engine. The aircraft crashed near ... More
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1944
Distinguished Unit Citation
On this date, 460th Bomb Group and all four squadrons were awarded a DUC for an attack on Zwolfaxing Airdrome, Vienna area, Austria.
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1944
Tour completed
Today SSgt. Dorman Gunter, of the 763rd BS, completed his 50th Mission, with the target being the Hatvan Marshalling Yards in Hungary. He flew a total of 243.30 hours in combat, and most of his miss ... More
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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
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
763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
Constituted 763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy).
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1943
Activation of the 763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
Activated on 1 Jul 1943 at Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexixo.
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1943
Squadron transferred to Utah
Transferred to Kearns, Utah.
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1943
Squadron transferred to Georgia
Tranferred to Chatham Army Air Field, Georgia.
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1943
 
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