Air Force combat units of World War II by Maurer Maurer

By Maurer Maurer

Like several chronologies, bibliographies, and encyclopedias, Air strength wrestle devices of worldwide warfare II serves a truly designated old functionality. It strains the lineage of every military air Corps and U.S. Air strength wrestle team or better association energetic in international battle II, shape its origins to 1956. it's a concise authentic checklist of these devices, their assignments, subordinate businesses, stations, commanders, campaigns, airplane, and undefined. yet greater than that, it really is a tremendous resource of prepared details offering readers with a company reminiscence of important information

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Attacked troop concentrations and communications to interfere with the enemy’s movement of reinforcements and supplies to the front during the Allied offensive at St Mihiel. Also took part in the MeuseArgonne campaign, attacking the enemy behind the line, and conducting bombing operations that helped to protect Allied 26 AIR FORCE COMBAT UNITS OF WORLD WAR I1 ground forces by diverting German pursuit planes from the battle zone. Participated in one of the great bombing raids of the war on g Oct when 353 Allied planes (including 200 bombers) under the command of William Mitchell struck a concentration point where German troops were preparing for a counterattack against the Allied offensive in the Meuse-Argonne area.

I Feb 1942; Col Paul T Cullen, 8 Jul 1942; Col Minton W Kaye, c. I Jul 1943; Col George G Northrup, c. 18 Nov 1943; Lt Col Frank N Graves, c. I Dec 1943unkn. CAMPAIGNS. American Theater. DECORATIONS. None. Shield: Per pale, vert and azure, a pile or debruised by a barrulet arched of the field upon and over the pile a camera lens proper rimmed sable. Motto: FIDELITER ET DILIGENTER -Faithfully and Diligently. ) 1st SEARCH ATTACK GROUP Constituted as 1st Sea-Search Attack Group (Medium) on 8 Jun 1942 and activated on 17 Jun.

Continued to support Allied operations in Burma, flying in men and supplies from India, moving equipment required to construct and operate airstrips, dropping dummy cargoes to lead the enemy away from Allied offensives, dropping paratroops for the assault on Rangoon (May 1945), and evacuating prisoners of war who were freed by Allied advances. Meanwhile, part of the group had been sent' to China, and for a short time (Dec 1944-Jan 1945) the group's headquarters was located there. Operations in China included helping to evacuate the air base at Kweilin during a Japanese drive in Sep 194, moving Chinese troops, and flying many supply missions, some of which involved ferrying gasoline and materiel over the Hump from India.

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