334th Bombardment Group, USAAF

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The 334th Bombardment Group, USAAF, was a training unit that served in the United States during the Second World War.

The group was activated on 16 July 1942 and was assigned to the Third Air Force. It was equipped with the B-25 Liberator and served as a replacement training unit, preparing individual crews to join existing combat units.

The group was inactivated on 1 May 1944.


To follow


1942-44: North American B-25 Mitchell


9 July 1942 Constituted as 334th Bombardment Group (Medium)
16 July 1942 Activated and assigned to Third Air Force
1 May 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

1st Lt Francis M Whitlock Jr: 18 Jul 1942
Col A J Bird Jr: 5 Aug 1942-Apr 1944.

Main Bases

Greenville AAB, SC: 16 Jul 1942-1 May 1944.

Component Units

470th Bombardment Squadron: 1942-44
471st Bombardment Squadron: 1942-44
472nd Bombardment Squadron: 1942-44
473rd Bombardment Squadron: 1942-44

Assigned To

1942-44: Third Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (9 October 2013), 334th Bombardment Group, USAAF , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/334th_Bombardment_Group.html

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