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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
 
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  • Cripe, Carl, A1C, (1956-1960)
 
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  Unit History Detail
Date
Apr 03, 1945

Title
Pacific Combat Operations

Content
In Apr - May 1945, the group moved to Northwest Field on Guam, and was assigned to the 315th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and entered combat on 16 Jun 1945 with a bombing raid against an airfield on Moen. Flew first mission against the Japanese home islands on 26 Jun 1945 and afterwards operated principally against the enemy's petroleum industry. Flew last combat mission on 15 Aug 1945, later flew in "Show of Force" mission on 2 September 1945 over Tokyo Bay during formal Japanese surrender.
   

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