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310th Bombardment Wing

Constituted as 310th Bombardment Wing (Medium) on 20 Jan 1944. Activated in New Guinea on 1 Feb 1944. Assigned to Fifth AF. Engaged in combat from Feb 1944 until the end of the was operating with various groups that wer attached for short periods. Inactivated in Japan on 25 Mar 1946.

Redesignated 310th Bombardment Wing (Light). Allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 26 Jun 1947. Redesignated 310th Air Division (Bombardment) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Groups. 42d Bombardment: 1946. 323d Bombardment: 1947-1949. 340th Bombardment: 1947-1949. 348th Fighter: 1946.

Stations. Gusap, New Guinea, 1 Feb 1944; Hollandia, New Guinea, May 1944; Morotai, 18 Sep 1944; Leyte, 14 Nov 1944 San Jose, Mindoro, 15 Dec 1944; Clark Field, Luzon, 23 Aug 1945; Itami, Japan 21 Oct 1945-25 Mar 1946. Tinker Field, Okla, 26 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949.

Commanders. Brig Gen Donald R Hutchinson, 1 Feb 1944; Col John T Murtha, 16 Oct 1944; Col Jack A Wilson, 15 Dec 1944; Col William M Morgan, 22 Mar 1945; Col Jack A Wilson, 17 Jul 1945; Col William M Morgan, 29 Aug 1945; Col Othel R Deering, 16 Dec 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. China Defensive; Ned Guinea; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon Southern Philippines; China Offensive.

Decorations. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986


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