472nd Bombardment Group

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History

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.

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Aircraft

September 1943-April 1944

Timeline

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

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Maj Conrad H Diehl: 6 Oct 1943
Col Thomas H Chapman: 22 Oct 1943-unkn.

Main Bases

Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan: 1 Sep 1943
Clovis AAFld, NM: 7 Dec 1943-1 April 1944

Component Units

808th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
809th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
810th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
811th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944

Assigned To

1943-1944: 58th Bombardment Wing; XX Bomber Command; Second Air Force (Disbanded in US)

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 April 2014), name, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/472nd_Bombardment_Group.html

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