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304th Bombardment Group
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Emblem of the 304th Bombardment Group
Active 1942
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bombardment; Antisubmarine warfare

The 304th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, based in Langley Field, Virginia. It was inactivated on 30 December 1942

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History

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 304th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942
Activated on 15 Jul 1942
Inactivated on 30 Dec 1942

Assignments

Squadrons

Air echelon attached to VIII Bomber Command, c. 10 Nov 1942-15 Jan 1943

Stations

Operational History

Received personnel in September 1942 and began training on the west coast. Later, operated with Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, , using such planes as B-17 Flying Fortress, B-18 Bolo, B-24 Liberator and A-20 Havoc to fly patrols along the east coast. Also trained crews for antisubmarine patrol duty overseas.

References

PD-icon.svg 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 0892010924.

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