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382d Bombardment Group

382d Bombardment Group
Active 1942–1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Bombardment
Part of Twentieth Air Force
Garrison/HQ Pacific Ocean Theater of World War II
Engagements
 
  • World War II
American Campaign (1942–1945)
Pacific Theater (1945)

The 382d Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Army Service Forces, being stationed at Camp Azna, California. It was inactivated on 4 January 1946.

The unit was initially a World War II B-24 Liberator operational training unit (OTU). Redesignated as a replacement training unit (RTU) in December 1943. Inactivated on 31 March 1944 when Second Air Force switched to B-29 Superfortress training. Late in the war the group was reactivated and trained as a Very Heavy (VH) B-29 Superfortress group and assigned to Eighth Air Force in Okinawa. However, the war ended before the group could enter combat.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as 382d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 October 1942
Activated on 3 November 1942.
Inactivated on 31 March 1944.
  • Redesignated 382d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) and activated on 25 August 1944.
Inactivated on 4 January 1946

Assignments

Components

Stations

* Note: Only 420th Bombardment Squadron of group arrived with B-29 Aircraft, 464th and 872d Bomb Squadrons only ground echelons arrived. Air Echelon of squadrons with assigned aircraft remained in United States at Smoky Hill AAF until inactivation.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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