The 472nd Bombardment Group was a home-based training unit that trained crews for combat in the B-29 Superfortress. The group was activated on 1 September 1943 and became part of the Second Air Force. It became the 472nd Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) on 1 December 1943, but was disbanded on 1 April 1944.
September 1943-April 1944
|19 May 1943||Constituted as 472nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)|
|1 September 1943||Activated; assigned to Second Air Force|
|1 December 1943||Redesignated 472nd Bombardment Group (Very Heavy)|
|1 April 1944||Disbanded|
Maj Conrad H Diehl: 6
Col Thomas H Chapman: 22 Oct 1943-unkn.
Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan: 1
Clovis AAFld, NM: 7 Dec 1943-1 April 1944
808th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
809th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
810th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
811th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
1943-1944: 58th Bombardment Wing; XX Bomber Command; Second Air Force (Disbanded in US)