1944

1 April - Group Readctivated
23 May-Move to Grand Island
3 June - First B-29 arrives
17 June-Col Gibson Assumes Command
1 July-Extensive Flight Training Begins
31 July-Gen Arnold Visits Group
3 Aug-Bivouac
10 Sept-Colors Presentation
15 Sept-Motion Picture Unit Arrives
20 Sept-Organization Day Picnic
7 Oct-Capt Richards' Crash
17 Oct-George Jessel Show
6 Nov-Flying Circus Arrives
18 Nov-Ground Echelon Leaves GIAAB
29 Nov-Ground Echelon Leaves Seattle
8 Dec-Sea Marlin Docks in Oahu
24 Dec-Planes Return from Borinquen
28 Dec-Sea Marlin Reaches Tinian

1945

2 Jan-Combat Crews Clear GIAAB
9 Jan-Air Echelon Leaves Grand Island
18 Jan-First Sixth Planes Land
18 Jan-ATC Echelon Arrives
30 Jan-Maug Island Training Mission
2 Feb-Navigational Escort to Iwo Jima
8 Feb-Truk Mission. First Flak
12 Feb-Radar Search-Lost Lt Casaurang
19 Feb-Four Planes over Tokyo
25 Feb-First Group Empire Mission
3 Mar-Key Personnel Changes
9
Mar-First Blitz Mission to Tokyo
11 Mar-Nagbya Incendiary
I2 Mar-Suicide Attack Rumors
13 Mar-Osaka Fire Raid
16 Mar-Kobe Urban Area Burned
17 Mar-Iwo Jima Ours
17 Mar-Sixth Gets Its First Jap Plane
18 Mar-Nagoya Raided Again
20
Mar-The Blitz Over-A Holiday
27 Mar-First Mining Mission



2 April-Okinawa Invasion
7 April-Capt Preston Crash
13 April-President Roosevelt's Death
15 April-Kawasaki Urban Area Hit
17 April-Tactical Raids on Kyushu Begin
26 April-Back to Kanoya A/F Raids
3 May-Mine Inland Sea Again
9 May-V-E Day in Europe Announced
10 May-Usa Airfield Bombed
14 May-Nagoya Hit with Incendiaries
23 May-Tokyo Incendiary-Heavy Losses
24 May-Lost Boynton, Snyder, Anderson
25 May-Tokyo Again-Roughest Mission
26 May-Lost Lt Fox. Clay Bail Out At Iwo
1 June-Osaka Fires Rekindled
9 June-Secondary City Fire Raids Begin
18 June-Yokkaichi Burned Out
22 June--Kawasaki at Akashi Strike
28 June-Moji Urban Area Fired
I July-Incendiary Mission to Ube
3 July-Officers' Club Opening
9 July-Mining Missions Start Again
9 July-Lt Col Dixon, Capt Schmid Lost
11 July-Longest Mission of War
19 July-Capt Jordon's Plane Goes Down
28 July-Incendiary Mission to Uji-Yamada
I Aug-AAF Day Raid to Nagaoka
6 Aug-Hiroshima Atomized
8 Aug-Yawata Daylight Raid
9 Aug-Atom Bomb Hits Nagasaki
9 Aug-Russia Enters War
14 Aug-Last Mission to Marifu Rail Yards
15 Aug-Japs Surrender
28 Aug-Col Gibson Leaves Group
31 Aug-Lt Col Tucker Assumes Command
2 Sept-V-J Day
12 Oct-Rescue Search Missions
15 Dec-Sixth Echelon Leaves

1946

15 J4n-Seventh Echelon Leaves
28 Jan-First Planes to Clark Field, P.I.

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