448th Bomb Group

Seething Airfield was home to the 448th during the 2nd World War and to is to who this museum is dedicated.

712th Squadron

Lineage

  • Constituted 712th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) 6th April 1943
  • Activated 1st May 1943
  • Redesignated 712th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) 5th August 1945
  • Inactivated 4th August 1946. Activated in the Reserve 19th April 1947
  • Redesignated 712th Bombardment Squadron (Light) 27th June 1949
  • Ordered to active service 17th March 1951
  • Inactivated 21st Match 1951

Assignments

  • 448th Bombardment Group, 1st May 1943 – 4th August 1946
  • 448th Bombardment Group 19th April 1947 – 21st March 1951

Stations

  • Gowen Field, Idaho, 1st May 1943
  • Wendover Field, Utah, 4th July 1943
  • Sioux City AAB, Iowa, 11th September – 7th November 1943
  • Seething, England, 25th November 1943 – 5th July 1945
  • Sioux Falls AAFld, South Dakota, 15th July 1945
  • McCook AAfld, Nebraska, 25th July 1945
  • Biggs Fld, Texas, 23rd August 1945
  • McCook AAfld, Nebraska, 8th September 1945
  • Fort Worth AAfld, Texas, 15th December 1945 – 4th August 1946
  • Long Beach Aafld, California, 19th April 1947 – 21st March 1951

Aircraft

  • Consolidated B24 Liberator, 1943 – 1945
  • Boeing B29 Superfortress, 1945 – 1946

Operations

  • Combat in European Theatre of Operations,
  • 22nd December 1943 to 25th April 1945

Service Streamers

  • American Theatre

Campaigns

  • Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland;
  • Ardennes – Alsace; Central Europe

Emblem

No official emblem. One designed and used in-house was a white iron fist holding a deep red bomb with a yellow lightning bolt within. Black background

Squadron Code

CT (shown on tail code) from European WW2 Period.