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Title: 461st Bombardment Group (H), http://www.461st.org/index.html

URL: http://www.461st.org/

Description: Constituted as 461st Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 July 1943. Moved to the Mediterranean theater, January-February 1944, the air echelon flying B-24s via the South Atlantic and stopping in North Africa before joining the ground echelon in Italy. Began combat with Fifteenth Air Force in April 1944. Engaged chiefly in bombardment of communications, industries, and other strategic objectives in Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, Rumania, Yugoslavia, and Greece. Supported Fifteenth Air Force's counter-air operations by bombing enemy airdromes and aircraft centers, receiving a Distinguished Unit Citation for a mission on 13 Apr 1944 when the group battled its way through enemy defenses to attack an aircraft components plant in Budapest, Hungary. Participated in the effort against the enemy's oil supply by flying missions to such oil centers as Brux, Blechhammer, Moosbierbaum, Vienna, and Ploesti. Received second Distinguished Unit Citation for a mission against oil facilities at Ploesti in July 1944 when, despite flak, clouds, smoke, and fighter attacks, the group bombed its objective. Also operated in support of ground forces and flew some interdictory missions. Hit artillery positions in support of the invasion of southern France in August 1944 and flew supply missions to France in September. Aided the Allied offensive in Italy in April 1945 by attacking gun emplacements and troop concentrations. Dropped supplies to prisoner-of-war camps in Austria during May 1945. Returned to the United States in July. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945. The 461st Bombardment Group Association was established to perpetuate the history of the 461st Bombardment Group (H), Fifteenth Air Force, and the memory of those comrades who gave their lives in the defense of our country. The Association 1) arranges annual reunions and provide social and recreational activities for its members - provide a means for the members of the 461st Bombardment Group (H) of the Fifteenth Air Force to continue to readily and more easily associate, communicate and enjoy each other's friendship. 2) assists family members and others in learning more about the experiences of the members of the 461st Bombardment Group (H) during World War II, both aircrew and ground crew.

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Subject:   World War, 1939-1945 United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group (H), 361st

Title: 484th Bombardment Group (H), http://www.484th.org/

URL: http://www.484th.org/

Description: The 484th Bombardment Group (H) was part of the 49th Bombardment Wing, Fifteenth Air Force during World War II. The 484th Bombardment Group Association was established to perpetuate the history of the 484th Bombardment Group (H), Fifteenth Air Force, and the memory of those comrades who gave their lives in the defense of our country. The Association 1) arranges annual reunions and provide social and recreational activities for its members - provide a means for the members of the 484th Bombardment Group (H) of the Fifteenth Air Force to continue to readily and more easily associate, communicate and enjoy each other's friendship. 2) assists family members and others in learning more about the experiences of the members of the 484th Bombardment Group (H) during World War II, both aircrew and ground crew.

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Subject:   World War, 1939-1945 United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group (H), 484th

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