460th Bombardment Group

460bg.org is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to the 460th Bombardment Group is not a complete list of all who served with the 460th, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.

460th BG History

Constituted as 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-24's. Moved to Italy, Jan-Feb 1944, and became part of 15th Air Force. They entered combat in March 1944 and operated primarily as a strategic bombardment organization until April 1945. Attacked oil refineries, oil storage facilities, aircraft factories, railroad centers, industrial areas, and other objectives in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, Rumania, Yugoslavia, and Greece.

The 460th BG received a Distinguished Unit Citation ("DUC") for leading the wing formation through adverse weather and heavy enemy fire to attack an airdrome and aircraft facilities in Zwolfaxing on 16 Jul 1944. Also flew some interdictory and support missions. Participated in the invasion of Southern France in Aug 1944 by striking submarine pens, marshalling yards, and gun positions in the assault area. Hit bridges, viaducts, ammunition dumps, railroads, and other targets to aid the advance of Allied forces in northern Italy.

WW2 Commanders

Col Robert T Crowder, 12 Aug 1943
Lt Col Bertram C Harrison, 16 Apr 1944
Lt Col Harold T Babb, Sep 1944
Col John M Price, 18 Oct 1944-1945

Squadrons

760th: 1943-1945. 761st: 1943-1945. 762nd: 1943-1945. 763rd: 1943-1945.

Stations

Alamogordo AAFld, NM, 1 Jul 1943
Kearns, Utah, 31 Aug 1943
Chatham AAFld, Ga, Oct 1943-3 Jan 1944
Spinazzola, Italy, Feb 1944-Jun 1945

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