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470th Bombardment Group

Constituted as 470th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 22 Apr 1943. Activated on 1 May 1943. Assigned to Second AF; reassigned to Fourth AF in Jan 1944. Equipped with B-14's. Served first as an operational training and later as a replacement training unit. Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.

Squadrons. 800th: 1943-1944. 801st: 1943-1944. 802d: 1943-1944. 803d: 1943-1944.

Stations. Mountain Home AAFld, Idaho, 1 May 1943; Tonopah AAFld, Nev, 6 Jan-31 Mar 1944.

Commanders. Maj Henry H Covington Jr, 7 Jul 1943; Lt Col Roland Barnick, 12 Nov 1943-unkn.

Campaigns. None.

Decorations. None.

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


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