98th Bombardment Wing






Authorized on the inactive list as 3d Wing on 24 Mar 1923. Redesignated 3d Attack Wing in 1929. Activated on 15 Jun 1932. Redesignated 3d Wing in 1935. Became one of the original wings of GHQAF. Redesignated 3d Bombardment Wing in 1940. Inactivated on 5 Sep 1941.

Activated on 7 Jun 1942. Assigned tc Eighth AF. Moved to the European theater, Aug-Sep 1942, and entered combat in May 1943. Redesignated 98th Combat Bombardment Wing (Medium) in Nov 1943. Assigned to Ninth AF and continued combat operations until Apr 1945. Redesignated 98th Bombardment Wing (Medium) in Jun 1945. Inactivated in Europe on 27 Nov 1945.

Redesignated 3d Bombardment Wing (Light) and allotted to the reserve. Activated in the US on 20 Dec 1946. Redesignated 3d Air Division (Bombardment) in Apr 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.

Groups. 3d Bombardment: 1932-1940. 13th Bombardment: 1941. 20th Pursuit: 1932-1939. 29th Bombardment: 1940-1941. 44th Bombardment: 1941. 305th Bombardment: 1945. 306th Bombardment: 1945. 310th Bombardment: 1947-1949. 322d Bombardment: 1942-1943. 323d Bombardment: 1942-1945. 341st Bombardment: 1947-1949. 344th Bombardment: 1945. 386th Bombardment: 1942-1943, 1945. 387th Bombardment: 1942-1945. 391st Bombardment: 1945. 394th Bombardment: 1944-1945. 397th Bombardment: 1944-1945.

Stations. Ft Crockett, Tex, 15 Jun 1932; Barksdale Field, La, 27 Feb 1935; MacDill Field, Fla, 2 Oct 1940-5 Sep 1941. Detrick Field, Md, 7 Jun-Aug 1942; Elveden Hall, England, c. 12 Sep 1942; Marks Hall, England, 12 Jun 1943; Earls Colne, England, Nov 1943; Beaulieu, England, 18 Jul-19 Aug 1944; Lessay, France, 23 Aug 1944; Chartres, France, 24 Sep 1944; Laon/Athies, France, Oct 1944; Havrincourt, France, 1 Feb 1945; Venlo, Holland, c. 3 May 1945; Tirlemont, Belgium, c. Jul 1945; Kitzingen, Germany, Aug 1945; Namur, Belgium, c. Oct-Nov 1945. Bedford AAFld, Mass, 20 Dec 1946-27 Jun 1949.

Commanders. Unkn, to 1 Mar 1935; Brig Gen Gerald C Brant, 1 Mar 1935; Brig Gen Frederick L Martin, 1 Apr 1937; Brig Gen Clarence L Tinker, c. Jan 1941; Brig Gen Follett Bradley, 1941-5 Sep 1941. Maj John P Carson, 7 Jun 1942; Maj William A Turner, 14 Jul 1942; Maj Thomas B Scott, 29 Jul 1942; Maj Jack E Caldwell, 29 Aug 1942; Col Charles T Phillips, 15 Sep 1942; Brig Gen Haywood S Hansell Jr, 6 Dec 1942; Brig Gen Frederick L Anderson, 27 Feb 1943; Brig Gen Francis M Brady, 27 Apr 1943; Col Samuel E Anderson, 12 Jul 1943; Col Carl R Storrie, Nov 1943; Col Millard Lewis, 21 Jan 1944; Brig Gen Harold L Mace, c. 2 Aug 1944-1945.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations. None.

Data from Air Force Combat Units of World War II By Maurer, Maurer, Published 1986




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