336th Bombardment Group, USAAF

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History

The 336th Bombardment Group, USAAF, was a training unit that was based in the US from 1942-44.

The group was activated on 15 July 1942 and became a B-26 training unit within the Third Air Force. It was a replacement training unit, preparing crews to join existing combat units. The group was active for just under two years and was disbanded on 1 May 1944.

Books

To follow

Aircraft

1942-44: Martin B-26 Marauder

Timeline

9 July 1942 Constituted as 336th Bombardment Group (Medium)
15 July 1942 Activated and assigned to Third Air Force
1 May 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Lt. Col Joshua T Winstead: 8 Aug 1942
Col Guy L McNeil: 3 Sep 1942
Lt Col Joshua T Winstead: 7 Oct 1942
Lt Col Hugh B Manson: 10 Dec 1943-1 May 1944.

Main Bases

MacDill Field, Fla: 15 Jul 1942
Ft Myers, Fla: 10 Aug 1942
Avon Park, Fla: 13 Dec 1942
MacDill Field, Fla: 13 Oct 1943
Lake Charles AAFld, La: 6 Nov 1943-1 May 1944

Component Units

478th Bombardment Squadron: 1942-1944
479th Bombardment Squadron: 1942-1944
480th Bombardment Squadron: 1942-1944
481st Bombardment Squadron: 1942-1944.

Assigned To

1942-44: Third Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (15 October 2013), 336th Bombardment Group, USAAF , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/336th_Bombardment_Group.html

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