From what i have found so far he was a pilot with the 92nd bomb group 327th squadron in the 8th aaf during wwii. Reston, va patch breaking local news events schools. This douglas a20g45do havoc, 4322200, at the national museum of the united states air force, is marked as a20g40do 4321475 of the 389th bombardment squadron, 312th bombardment group. This is an unidentified world war ii united states army air forces bomb squadron patch, perhaps for a squadron in the 387th bomb group.
Wwii 92nd bomb group 327th sqd pilot grouping groupings u. The old 3rd bombardment group still retained its a20s until the end of the war, becoming the last operational army a20 unit. This page will endeavor to act has a focal point for any questions regarding the 387th, the famed tiger tails. After training at several stateside airfields, the group was deployed to england in june 1943. Not for sale until ided at flying tiger antiques online. Wwii usaaf 14th bomb squadron, 7th bomb group, 10th af patch. Alan crouchman, 387th bg historian martin b26 marauder.
Members may wish to attend the 8afhs 2020 reunion in memphis. This is a united states army air forces 556th bomb squadron, 387th bomb group patch. Patches wwii us army air force air corps units above 200 patches wwii us navy aviation squadron patches wwii us marine corps aviation patches. This is a united states 14th bomb squadron, 7th bomb group, 10th air force patch. Wwii usaaf 556th bomb squadron, 387th bomb group, 8th and 9th air force patch. Mar 15, 2012 wwii 92nd bomb group 327th sqd pilot grouping posted in groupings. Unit records are useful in piecing together stories about a unit or group, as well as about individuals who. The group was activated on 1 december 1942, and moved to england in june 1943. Personnel moved to wendover army air field, utah on 6 april 1942 and began flying training, where it trained for bombardment operations using 40 b17e aircraft.
An original cadre ship acquired 9 november 43 and assigned to gentrys crew who flew her overseas in december 43. The 387th bombardment group medium was constituted on 25 november 1942, and activated on 1 december 1942 at macdill field near tampa, florida the group had four operational squadrons, 556th fw, 557th ks, 558th kx, and 559th tq and was equipped with the martin b26bc marauder. As a professional researcher and world war ii historian, bill beigel provides research services to genealogists, historians, authors, and civilians who are looking for information found in ww2 military unit records. Check out the deal on being researched wwii patch usaaf bomb squad in 387th bomb grp. The 387th bombardment group medium was constituted on november 25, 1942, and activated on december 1 at macdill field in tampa bay, florida. Upon activation, the 388th og was bestowed the lineage and history of the 388th tactical fighter group and all predecessor organizations. Sold rare, ided 386th bomb squadron, 312th bomb group, 5th. Each patch is representative of those worn by our squadron members during wwii. Reston, va news attempted robbery near restonwiehle metro station kingstownerose hill, va news fairfax schools distance learning resumes herndon, va news location app helps police find stolen. Jul 22, 2019 the bomber could carry 2,000 pounds 907 kilograms of bombs in the internal bomb bay and a 500 pounder 227 kilograms on a hardpoint under each wing.
The group formed there and trained with the new b26 medium bomber produced by the glenn l. He was the body and soul of the 387th bomb group from january 1943 to ve day may 7, 1945, even though he was transferred on november 14, 1943. Air force 312th bombardment group, light usaf veteran locator. The 38th bomb group was one of the most heroic air groups in the pacific war, but probably the least well known. The 387th bomb group flew just under thirty missions with the eighth air force before being transferred to the ninth air force in october 1943. I just picked this up today and thought i would post. As an opening i will present a resume of how we, as englishmen, became interested in the history of the group. Wwii aac aaf squadron insignia patch page 2 units above 200. The boxted airfield historical group was founded with the aims of educating, as well as promoting and preserving the history of boxted airfield, including its association with the various usaaf and raf groups that were based here during and after world war ii. Jan, 2017 the insignia of the 558th bomb squadron, 387th bomb group. In the picture he is the thrird from the left and i assume that the bomber that he was flying went down. Ww2 army air corps air force unit records research ww2. It relocated to will rogers field, oklahoma on 12 june 1942.
A critical component to victory in japan, the 38th bomb group was an integral part of of the fifth air force through major campaigns and conquests in new guinea, through the philippines and to victory in japan. The 387th bombardment group medium was one of eight u. The patch has great coloring and shows a pelican happily dispensing bombs from his beak. The 556th was attached to the 8th and 9th air forces.
On december 20 the officers of the 556th squadron took over guard duty so that all of their enlisted men could attend a grand soiree that lasted most of that night. Air force patches jim buchanan jbmilart military art. The 387th air expeditionary group 387 aeg is a provisional united states air force unit. Hogan, northam slam trump for false test claims, reopen tweets. Activated 1 march 1942 at salt lake city army air base, utah. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from general orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and world war ii history. Wwii usaaf 556th bomb squadron, 387th bomb group, 8th. He was the inspiration for both the enlisted man and the officer. A limited number of embroidered squadron patches are now available for purchase.
Air force was part of the army during world war ii, and was also called the army air forces or the air corps. Our museum is open to the public on various dates during the year. Please note that colors of the images at left may not exactly match colors of the actual patches due to limitations of digital photography and display on a computer screen. Both the 386th and the 387th squadron had completed the change by the end of the war, but the 387th and 389th squadrons still had their a20s. The group remained at chipping ongar, essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in france. The 97th was formed in florida in january 1942 with the same four squadrons that it contained for the rest of the war. It was redesignated as the 387th bombardment squadron dive on 27 july 1942. Group the 387th bomb group flew just under thirty missions with the eighth air force before being transferred to the ninth air force in october 1943. Army air force b 26 equipped medium bomber groups deployed in the.
To obtain or share information, comment, or if you are aware of any mistakes on our website, please contact the 416th bg archive. The 387th bombardment group served with the eighth and then ninth air forces as a medium bomber unit, taking part in the anti vweapon campaign, the dday invasion and the fighting in northwestern europe. On 1 december 1991, the 388th operations group 388 og was activated as a result of the 388th tactical fighter wing implementing the usaf objective wing organization. The crew originally intended to name her lil lassie. During world war ii, the groups predecessor unit, the 387th bombardment group medium was a martin b26 marauder. Ww2 usaaf flight jacket patch 489th bomb group patch. Ordering information for group sales please email keith ellefson with your order, including your postal address for shipping and your preferred payment method paypal, check, etc. The insignia of the 558th bomb squadron, 387th bomb group.
If you intend to pay by check, it must be made out to 384th bomb group, inc. Being researched wwii patch usaaf bomb squad in 387th bomb. This bomb group was a highly decorated group, and was involved in the many hard targets during the war. The 416th bomb group archive strives to present all information as correctly and historically accurate as possible. The 97th bombardment group took part in the first eighth air force heavy bomber mission of the second world war, but soon afterwards was transfered to the mediterranean, where it spent the rest of the war, ending up in italy. Due to the coronavirus situation, the original plans to hold this years 384th bomb group reunion during june in ogden, utah, have been cancelled. This page uses frames, but your browser doesnt support them. The 387th bomb group returned to the us in november and was inactivated at camp kilmer, new jersey on 17 november 1945.1549 934 253 1440 1660 1187 1482 716 445 832 532 112 1024 414 261 179 455 1423 794 1394 642 729 983 549 1183 913 286 1158 461 913 701 735 1459 9 226 954 891 1233 701