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333d 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
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  • World War II
American Campaign (1942–1945)
Pacific Theater (1945)

The 333d Bombardment Group was a World War II United States Army Air Forces combat organization. It served primarily in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II.

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Assignments

Stations assigned

Operational Units

Aircraft Flown

Operational history

Constituted as 333d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on July 9, 1942 and activated on July 15. Assigned to Second Air Force and equipped with B-17's. Served first as an operational training and later as a replacement training unit. Inactivated on April 1, 1944.

Redesignated 333d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy). Activated on July 7, 1944. Assigned to Second AF. Trained for combat with B-29 aircraft. Moved to the Pacific theater, June–August 1945, and assigned to Eighth Air Force. AAF operations against Japan terminated before the group could enter combat. For a time after the war the group ferried Allied prisoners of war from Japan to the Philippine Islands.

Inactivated on Okinawa on May 28, 1946.

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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