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393d Bombardment Group

Constituted as 393d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 29 Jan 1943. Activated on 16 Feb 1943. Assigned to Second AF. Equipped with B-17's. Served as an operational training unit until Aug 1943, then became a replacement training unit. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944.

Squadrons. 580th: 1943-1944. 581st: 1943-1944. 582d: 1943-1944. 583d: 1943-1944.

Stations. Geiger Field, Wash, 16 Feb 1943; Gowen Field, Idaho, 3 Mar 1943; Wendover Field, Utah, Apr 1943; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 11 Jun 1943; Kearney AAFld, Neb, 1 Aug 1943; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 7 Nov 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Commanders. Col Chester P Gilger, Feb 1943; Lt Col George A Blakey, 15 Sep 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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

Constituted as 393d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 29 Jan 1943. Activated on 16 Feb 1943. Assigned to Second AF. Equipped with B-17's. Served as an operational training unit until Aug 1943, then became a replacement training unit. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1944.

Squadrons. 580th: 1943-1944. 581st: 1943-1944. 582d: 1943-1944. 583d: 1943-1944.

Stations. Geiger Field, Wash, 16 Feb 1943; Gowen Field, Idaho, 3 Mar 1943; Wendover Field, Utah, Apr 1943; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 11 Jun 1943; Kearney AAFld, Neb, 1 Aug 1943; Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 7 Nov 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Commanders. Col Chester P Gilger, Feb 1943; Lt Col George A Blakey, 15 Sep 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Campaigns. American Theater.

Decorations. None.

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



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