|41st Bombardment Wing|
|Active||1943 - 1945|
|Branch||United States Army Air Force|
|Role||Bombardment (Command & Control)|
|Part of||Eighth Air Force|
History[edit | edit source]
The wing was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber command and control organization for VIII Bomber Command in England. Its subordinate units were engaged in the strategic air campaign against Germany. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.
The wing was constituted as the 41st Bombardment Wing (Heavy) on 29 January 1943 and activated on 16 February 1943. In August 1943 it was redesignated 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy).
The wing was disbanded on 18 June 1945.
Assignments[edit | edit source]
- Redesignated: Eighth Air Force, 22 February 1944-18 June 1945
Units assigned[edit | edit source]
- 303d Bombardment Group (RAF Molesworth): 13 September 1943 – 11 June 1945
- 379th Bombardment Group (RAF Kimbolton): 13 September 1943 – 12 July 1945
- 384th Bombardment Group (RAF Grafton Underwood): 13 September 1943 – 16 June 1945.
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Salt Lake City Army Air Base, Utah, 16 February 1943
- Rapid City Army Air Base, South Dakota, March-c. 4 July 1943
- Brampton Grange (AAF-103), England, c. 26 July 1943
- RAF Molesworth (AAF-107), England, c. 16 September 1943 – 18 June 1945
References[edit | edit source]
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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