Constituted as 472nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Sep 1943. Assigned to Second AF. Redesignated 472nd Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) on 1 Dec 1943. Trained crews for combat with B-29's. Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944.
Squadrons. 808th: 1943-1944. 809th: 1943-1944. 810th: 1943-1944. 811th: 1943-1944.
Stations. Smoky Hill AAFld, Kan, 1 Sep 1943; Clovis AAFld, NM, 7 Dec 1943-1 Apr 1944.
Commanders. Maj Conrad H Diehl, Oct 1943; Col Thomas H Chapman, 22 Oct 1943-unkn.
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986
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