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Unit Details

Strength
Air Squadron
 
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
 
Year
1942 - 1946
 

Description
Parent Units:
302nd bombardment Group (H) 1 Jun 1942 - 10 Apr 1944
331st Bombardment Group (VH) 7 Jul 1944 - 15 Apr 1946

Commanders:
1st Lt. Ronald V. Kramer, 21 Jun 1942
Capt. Earl D. Carlson, 4 Jul 1942
Capt. Walter Cross, 23 Jul 1942
Capt. Benjamin M. Sheldon, 23 Sep 1942
Capt. Horace S. Carswell, 23 Jan 1943
Capt. Frank L. Smith, 20 May 1943
Capt. Zane L. Abbott, 23 Aug 1943
unknown, 5 Mar - 10 Apr 1943
Maj. Thomas E. Whitson, by Aug 1944
Maj. Joesph S. Grimm, by Oct 1944
Capt. Louis C. Carr, by Jun 1945
Maj. Andrew F. Gordon, 18 Jul 1945 - unkn.

Aircraft:
B-24 Liberator (1942 - 1944)
B-17 Flying Fortress (1944)
B-29B Superfortress (1945 - 1946)

STATIONS
Geiger Field, WA, 1 Jun 1942
Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 23 Jun 1942
Wendover Field, UT, 30 Jul 1942
Pueblo AAB, CO, 30 Sep 1942
Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 1 Dec 1942
Clovis, NM, 29 Jan 1943
Langley Field, VA, 17 Dec 1943
Chatham AAFld, GA, 27 Jan-10 Apr 1944
Dalhart AAFld, TX, 7 Jul 1944
McCook AAFld, NE, 22 Nov 1944-8 Apr 1945
Northwest Field, Guam, 12 May 1945-15 Apr 1946

Decorations:
Distinguished Unit Citation: Japan (6 - 13 Jul 1945)

 

Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Bombardment Units
 
Active Reporting Unit
None
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
3 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Cripe, Carl, A1C, (1956-1960)
 
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  Unit History Detail
Date
May 08, 1944

Title
the 356th became a Replacement Training Unit (RTU)

Content
1944 becoming a Replacement Training Unit (RTU) for B-17 Flying Fortress deployed combat units.
   

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