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392nd Bombardment Group at Wendling

History

The 392nd Bombardment Group was stationed at Wendling in Norfolk, England during the last two years of the Second World War in Europe.

It was the first group in the Eighth Air Force to be fully equipped with nose-turreted B-24H Liberators.

The 392nd flew its first mission (Abbeville, France) on 9 September 1943 and the last (Hallein, Austria) on 25 April 1945.

The group received a Distinguished Unit Citation for its part in an attack on an aircraft factory at Gotha, Germany on 24 February 1944.

It took part in 285 missions and lost 184 planes, with 1,553 crewmen killed, missing or wounded in action.

If you would like to view photographs and other records relating to the 392nd Bomb Group, you can browse our digital archive.

 

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