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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
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  • 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 Mar 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.





  • Constituted as 382d Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Oct 1942
Activated on 3 Nov 1942.
Inactivated on 31 Mar 1944.
  • Redesignated 382d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) and activated on 25 Aug 1944.
Inactivated on 4 Jan 1946



  • 420th Bombardment Squadron 1944-1946
  • 464th Bombardment Squadron 1944-1946
  • 872d Bombardment Squadron 1944-1946
  • 536th Bombardment Squadron 1942-1944
  • 537th Bombardment Squadron 1942-1944
  • 538th Bombardment Squadron 1942-1944
  • 539th Bombardment Squadron 1942-1944


* 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.


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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