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Redesignated 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in 1939. Trained, participated in aerial reviews, dropped food and medical supplies to persons marooned or lost, and took part in maneuvers and experiments. Aircraft included B-IZ’S, B-18’s, and B-17’s. The group was on its way to the Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941. The ground 44 AIR FORCE COMBAT UNITS OF WORLD WAR I1 echelon, on board ship, was diverted to Australia and later sent to Java. Six of the group’s B-17’s, which had left the US on 6 Dec, reached Hawaii during the enemy attack but were able to land safely.
The air echelon arrived a few days later and the group soon began operations, attacking enemy shipping, escorting bombers, flying strafing missions, and performing reconnaissance duties during the campaign for Tunisia. Participated in the reduction of Pantelleria. ntrations, bridges, and railways. Flew missions against the enemy in Italy and received a DUC for its performance on 25 Aug 1943 when the group carried out a strafing attack on Italian airdromes, destroying great numbers of enemy aircraft that presented a serious threat to the Allies’ plans for landing troops at Salerno.
8th: 1943-1946. 20th: 1943-1946. 25th: 1943-1946. 26th: 19431945. 27th: 1943. 36th: 1944-1945. Colorado Springs, Colo, g F e b Sep 1943; Sydney, Australia, 10 Oct 1943; Brisbane, Australia, 27 Nov 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 10 Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 17 Feb 194; Biak, Aug 1944; Leyte, 3 Nov 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, I May 1945; Okinawa, 31 Jul1g45; Chofu, Japan, 27 Sep 1945; Irumagawa, Japan, Jan-27 Apr 1946. COMMANDERS. Lt Col Waymond A Davis, g Feb 1943; Maj Cecil Darnell, 27 Feb 1943; Col David W Hutchison, 13 Mar 1943; Lt Col Cecil Darnell, 24 Mat 1943; Maj Arthur L Post, 24 Jul 1944; Lt Col Alexander Guerry, c.