448th Bomb Group

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

714th Squadron

 Lineage

  • Constituted 714th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) 6th April 1943
  • Activated 1st May 1943
  • Redesignated 714th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) 5th August 1945
  • Inactivated 4th August 1946. Activated in the Reserve 19th April 1947
  • Redesignated 714th 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

712th

Emblem

  • Approved 25th November 1943
  • Caricatured Indian boy with black hair, deep coloured flesh and a ferocious look on a red edged turquoise disc. He wears a headdress with one feather, a loin cloth and moccasins, all of which are yellow orange in colour. He walks on a white cloud formation and casts a deep violet shadow. On his left shoulder he carries a deep violet coloured aerial bomb, and the right hand holds a greyed blue tomahawk with yellow orange handle. This was the only one officially approved.

Squadron Code

  • IE (shown on tail code) from European WW2 Period.


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