Constituted as 335th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 9 Jul 1942 and activated on 17 Jul. Assigned to Third AF. Equipped with B-26's. Served as a replacement training unit. Disbanded on 1 May 1944.
Squadrons. 474th: 1942-1944. 475th: 1942-1944. 476th: 1942-1944. 477th: 1942-1944.
Stations. Barksdale Field, La, 17 Jul 1942-1 May 1944.
Commanders. Col Millard Lewis, 17 July 1942; Col Roland O S Akre, 10 Feb 1943; Lt Col Joe R Brabson, 12 May 1943; Col Joe W Kelly, 26 Jun 1943; Lt Col George R Anderson, 6 Nov 1943-1 May 1944.
Campaigns. American Theater.
Insigne. Shield: Azure, from a fess nebuly a demi lion rampant issuant or. Motto: Fidus Et Fortis - Faithful and Brave. (Approved 19 Nov 1942.)
Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986