Army Air Forces in Europe

world war II

387th Bomber Group

8th Air Force 387th BG

Squadrons of the 387th BG

556th Bombardment Squadron - Medium
557th Bombardment Squadron - Medium
558th Bombardment Squadron - Medium
559th Bombardment Squadron - Medium

Assigned 8th AAF: June 25 1943

Wing/Command Assignment

VIII ASC, 3 BW: 25 Jun 1943

Combat Aircraft:



CHIPPING ONGAR 21 Jun 1943 to 18 Jul 1944

Group COs

Col. Carl R. Storrie 19 Jan 1943 to 8 Nov 1943

First Mission: 15 Aug 1943
Last Mission: 9 Oct 1943
Missions: 29
Aircraft MIA: 2

Major Awards:


Early History:

Activated 1 December 1942 at MacDill Field in Florida. Formed and trained there with B-26s. Moved to Drane Field on the 12th of April 1943 and to Godman Field Kentucky in early May 1943. The ground unit left for Port of embarkation on the 10th of June 1943 and sailed on the Queen Mary on the 23rd of June 1943, and arrived at Clyde on the 29th of June 1943. The aircraft flew via the northern ferry route to the United Kingdom in early June of 1943.

Subsequent History:

Transferred to the 9th AF, IX BC, on the 16th of October 1943. Moved to Stony Cross in July 1944 and to France in late August of 1944. The unit flew tactical bombing missions in support of Allied land forces. The group was inactivated in the US on November 1945.

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