Consolidated B-24 Liberator Groups

Eighth Air Force, Great Britain
Fifteenth Air Force, North Africa and Italy
Fifth Air Force
Seventh Air Force
Tenth Air Force
Thirteenth Air Force
Fourteenth Air Force
Other Combat Units
Training Units

Eighth Air Force, Great Britain

Unit

Dates (active with 8th)

Notes

34th BG

Late 1943-summer 1944

Converted to B-17 in summer 1944

44th BG

November 1942-April 1945

Detachment to North Africa

93rd BG

August 1942-April 1945

Detachment to North Africa

389th BG

December 1942-April 1945

Detachment to Africa

392nd BG

January 1943-April 1945

 

445th BG

April 1943-April 1945

 

446th BG

April 1943-April 1945

 

448th BG

December 1943-April 1945

 

453rd BG

December 1943-April 1945

 

458th BG

February 1944-April 1945

 

466th BG

March 1944-April 1945

 

467th BG

April 1944-April 1945

 

482nd BG

September 1943-April 1945

B-17 and B-24, Pathfinder unit then pathfinder school

486th BG

May-June 1944

Converted to B-17 in July 1944

487th BG

May-August 1944

Converted to B-17 in August 1944

489th BG

May-November 1944

Returned to US in November-December 1944 for redeployment in the Pacific

490th BG

June-September 1944

Converted to B-17 by October 1944

491st BG

June 1944-April 1945

 

492nd BG

May 1944-April 1945

Mostly special duties, with a mix of B-24s, C-47s, A-26s and Mosquitoes

493rd BG

May-September 1944

Converted to B-17 in September 1944

Number of B-24 Units:
End of 1942: 3
End of 1943: 10
End of 1944: 14
End of war: 14

Fifteenth Air Force, North Africa and Italy

Unit

Enters Combat

Bombardment Wing

98th BG

9th: November 1942
12th: September 1943
15th: November 1943

5th

376th BG

9th: November 1942
12th: September 1943
15th: November 1943

5th

449th BG

January 1944

47th

450th BG

January 1944

47th

451st BG

January 1944

47th

454th BG

February 1944

304th

455th BG

February 1944

304th

456th BG

February 1944

304th

459th BG

March 1944

304th

460th BG

March 1944

55th

461st BG

April 1944

55th

464th BG

April 1944

55th

465th BG

May 1944

55th

484th BG

April 1944

49th

485th BG

May 1944

55th

98th and 376th Bombardment Groups
November 1942-September 1943: IX Bomber Command of Ninth Air Force
September-November 1943: 5th Bombardment Wing, XII Bomber Command, Twelfth Air Force
November 1943-end of war: 5th Bombardment Wing, Twelfth Air Force

Fifth Air Force

Unit

Dates

Location

22nd BG

1944-1945

5th Philippines

43rd BG

1943-

5th AF SW Pacific

90th BG

7th AF: 1942
5th AF: 1942-1945

7th AF Hawaii
5th AF SW Pacific

380th BG

1942-45

5th AF, Australia

Seventh Air Force

Unit

Dates

Location

11th BG

1943-1945

7th AF

30th BG

1942-

West Coast then 7th AF

494th BG

1943-45

7th, Pacific

Tenth Air Force

Unit

Dates

Location

7th BG

1942-1945

10th AF India

Thirteenth Air Force

Unit

Dates

Location

5th BG

1942-45

13th AF with B-24

307th BG

7th AF: 1942-1943
13th AF: 1943-1945

7th AF, Hawaii
13th AF

Fourteenth Air Force

Unit

Dates

Location

308th BG

1942-45

China, 14th AF

Other Combat Units

Unit

Dates

Location

1st Search Attack

c.1942-44

Virginia

6th BG

1941-1943

Panama Canal

25th BG (Recon)

1944-1945

England, with a mix of aircraft

28th BG

1944-45

Alaska

304th BG

1942

Anti-submarine patrols from United States

Training Units

Unit

Dates

9th BG

1942-4

29th BG

1942-

39th BG

1942-

302nd BG

1942-1944

330th BG

1942-44

331st BG

1942-44

346th BG

1942-44

382nd BG

1942-44

383rd BG

1942-1944

399th BG

1943-43

400th BG

1943-44

470th BG

1943-44

471st BG

1943-1944

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (7 February 2008), Consolidated B-24 Liberator Groups, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_B-24_units.html

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