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382d Bombardment Group

Constituted as 382d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Oct 1942. Activated on 3 Nov 1942. Assigned to Second AF and equipped with B-24's. Served first as an operational training and later as a replacement training unit. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1944.

Redesignated 382d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy). Activated on Aug 1944. Assigned to Second AF. Trained for overseas duty with B-29's. Moved to the Pacific theater, Jul-Sep 1945, and assigned to Eighth AF. The war ended before the group could enter combat. Returned to the US on Dec 1945. Inactivated on 4 Jan 1946.

Squadrons. 420th: 1944-1946. 464th: 1944-1946. 536th: 1942-1944. 537th: 1942-1944. 538th: 1942-1944. 539th: 1942-1944. 872d: 1944-1946.

Stations. Salt Lake City AAB, Utah, 3 Nov 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 23 Jan 1943; Pocatello AAFld, Idaho, 5 Apr 1943; Muroc AAFld, Calif, 6 Dec 1943-31 Mar 1944. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 25 Aug 1944; Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, 11 Dec 1944-8 Jul 1945; Guam, 8 Sep-16 Dec 1945; Camp Anza, Calif, 30 Dec 1945-4 Jan 1946.

Commanders. Unkn, Nov 1942-Jan 1943; Maj Paul Schwartz, 23 Jan 1943; Lt Col George E Glober, 18 Jun 1943-31 Mar 1944. 2d Lt Melvin A Dilcherd, 29 Aug 1944; Col William W lones, ig Sep 1944; Col Audrin R Walker, 16 Feb 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. American Theater; Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Decorations. None.

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

Constituted as 382d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Oct 1942. Activated on 3 Nov 1942. Assigned to Second AF and equipped with B-24's. Served first as an operational training and later as a replacement training unit. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1944.

Redesignated 382d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy). Activated on Aug 1944. Assigned to Second AF. Trained for overseas duty with B-29's. Moved to the Pacific theater, Jul-Sep 1945, and assigned to Eighth AF. The war ended before the group could enter combat. Returned to the US on Dec 1945. Inactivated on 4 Jan 1946.

Squadrons. 420th: 1944-1946. 464th: 1944-1946. 536th: 1942-1944. 537th: 1942-1944. 538th: 1942-1944. 539th: 1942-1944. 872d: 1944-1946.

Stations. Salt Lake City AAB, Utah, 3 Nov 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz, 23 Jan 1943; Pocatello AAFld, Idaho, 5 Apr 1943; Muroc AAFld, Calif, 6 Dec 1943-31 Mar 1944. Dalhart AAFld, Tex, 25 Aug 1944; Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, 11 Dec 1944-8 Jul 1945; Guam, 8 Sep-16 Dec 1945; Camp Anza, Calif, 30 Dec 1945-4 Jan 1946.

Commanders. Unkn, Nov 1942-Jan 1943; Maj Paul Schwartz, 23 Jan 1943; Lt Col George E Glober, 18 Jun 1943-31 Mar 1944. 2d Lt Melvin A Dilcherd, 29 Aug 1944; Col William W lones, ig Sep 1944; Col Audrin R Walker, 16 Feb 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. American Theater; Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Decorations. None.

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



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