469th Bombardment Group

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History

The 469th Bombardment Group was a home-based replacement training unit. It was activated on 1 May 1943 and assigned to the Second Air Force. It was equipped with the B-17 and trained replacement crews who were going to join existing units to fill gaps left by combat losses. The group was disbanded on 1 April 1944.

Books

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Aircraft

1943-44: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Timeline

22 April 1943 Constituted as 469th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
1 May 1943 Activated and assigned to Second Air Force
1 April 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Maj Walter E Chambers: 7 May 1943
Lt Col William I Marsalis: 17 May 1943
Lt Col William E Creer: 21 Aug 1943
Lt Col Marshall R Gray: 5 Sep 1943
Lt Col Quentin T Quick: 12 Nov 1943-unkn.

Main Bases

Pueblo AAB, Colo: 1 May 1943
Alexandria, La: 7 May 1943-1 Apr 1944.

Component Units

796th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
797th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
798th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944
799th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-1944

Assigned To

May 1943-April 1944: Second Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 April 2014), 469th Bombardment Group , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/469th_Bombardment_Group.html

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