470th Bombardment Group

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The 470th Bombardment Group was a home based training group that was active from May 1943 to March 1944.

The group was activated on 1 May 1943 and was equipped with the B-24. It was assigned to the Second Air Force, where it served as an operational training unit, preparing groups to move overseas. In January 1944 it was moved to the Fourth Air Force, where it served as a replacement training unit, training individual crews for the move overseas. The group was disbanded on 31 March 1944.


To follow


1943-44: Consolidated B-24 Liberator


22 April 1943 Constituted as 470th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
1 May 1943 Activated and assigned to Second Air Force
January 1944 To Fourth Air Force
31 March 1944 Disbanded

Commanders (with date of appointment)

Ma j Henry H Covington Jr: 7 July 1943
Lt Col Roland J Barnick: 12 Nov 1g43-unkn.

Main Bases

Mountain Home AAFld: Idaho, 1 May 1943
Tonopah AAFld, Nev: 6 Jan-31 Mar 1944.

Component Units

800th Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
810st Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
802nd Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44
803rd Bombardment Squadron: 1943-44

Assigned To

May 1943-January 1944: Second Air Force
January-March 1944: Fourth Air Force

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 April 2014), 470th Bombardment Group , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/470th_Bombardment_Group.html

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