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470th Bombardment Group
Active 1943–1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Training

The 470th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Fourth Air Force, being stationed at Tonopah Army Airfield, Nevada. It was inactivated on 31 March 1944.

The 470th was a World War II B-24 Liberator operational training unit (OTU) initially assigned to Second Air Force. It was reassigned to Fourth Air Force in early 1944 as a replacement training unit (RTU) when 2d AF switched to B-29 Superfortress training. It was inactivated shortly afterward when the need for B-24 aircrews was diminished.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Constituted as 470th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 22 April 1943
Activated on 1 May 1943
Disbanded on 31 March 1944

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Components[edit | edit source]

  • 800th Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
  • 801st Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
  • 802d Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
  • 803d Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944

Stations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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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