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VII Bomber Command

Constituted as VII Bomber Command on 23 Jan 1942 and activated in Hawaii on 29 Jan. Assigned to Hawaiian (later Seventh) AF. Engaged in patrol operations from Hawaii until late in 1943. Afterward, served in combat in the Central and Western Pacific. Inactivated on Okinawa, [31] Mar 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.

Groups. 5th: 1942. 11th: 1942, 1943-1945. 30th: 1943-1945. 41st: 1943-1944, 1945. 307th: 1942-1943. 312th: 1945. 345th: 1945. 380th: 1945. 494th: 1944-1945.

Stations. Hickam Field, TH, 29 Jan 1942; Funafuti, Nov 1943; Tarawa, Jan 1944; Kwajalein, Mar 1944; Saipan, Aug 1944; Okinawa, Jul 1945-Mar 1946.

Commanders. Maj Gen Willis H Hale, Feb 1942; Col Albert F Hegenberger, 20 Jun 1942; Brig Gen William E Lynd, 25 Jun 1942; Brig Gen Truman H Landon, 20 Jan 1 943; Brig Gen Lawrence J Carr, 11 Dec 1944; Col Roy D Butler, Oct 1945; Brig Gen Carl B McDaniel, 1 Dec 1945; Col John J Morrow, 7 Jan 1946-unkn.

Campaigns. Central Pacific; Air Offensive, Japan; Eastern Mandates; Western Pacific; Ryukyus; China Offensive.

Decorations. None.

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


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