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305th Bombardment Wing

Constituted as 305th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 7 Dec 1943 and activated in Italy on 29 Dec. No combat components were assigned until 13 Jun 1945. Inactivated in Italy on 9 Sep 1945.

Redesignated 305th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 12 Jul 1947. Redesignated 305th Air Division (Bombardment) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Groups. 1st Fighter: 1945. 54th Fighter: 1945. 31st Fighter: 1945. 52d Fighter: 1945. 82d Fighter: 1945. 325th Fighter: 1945. 332d Fighter: 1945. 445th Bombardment: 1947-1949. 454th Bombardment: 1947-1949. 456th Bombardment: 1947-1949.

Stations. Foggia, Italy, 29 Dec 1943; Spinazzola, Italy, c. Feb 1944; Bari, Italy, c. Mar 1944; Torremaggiore, Italy, c. Dec 1944-9 Sep 1945. McChord Field, Wash, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949.

Commanders. Lt Col [Julian M?] Bleyer, Mar-Apr 1944; Col William R Morgan, 13 Jun-9 Sep 1945.

Campaigns. European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986

Constituted as 305th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 7 Dec 1943 and activated in Italy on 29 Dec. No combat components were assigned until 13 Jun 1945. Inactivated in Italy on 9 Sep 1945.

Redesignated 305th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) and allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 12 Jul 1947. Redesignated 305th Air Division (Bombardment) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Groups. 1st Fighter: 1945. 54th Fighter: 1945. 31st Fighter: 1945. 52d Fighter: 1945. 82d Fighter: 1945. 325th Fighter: 1945. 332d Fighter: 1945. 445th Bombardment: 1947-1949. 454th Bombardment: 1947-1949. 456th Bombardment: 1947-1949.

Stations. Foggia, Italy, 29 Dec 1943; Spinazzola, Italy, c. Feb 1944; Bari, Italy, c. Mar 1944; Torremaggiore, Italy, c. Dec 1944-9 Sep 1945. McChord Field, Wash, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949.

Commanders. Lt Col [Julian M?] Bleyer, Mar-Apr 1944; Col William R Morgan, 13 Jun-9 Sep 1945.

Campaigns. European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986



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